Charges dropped against 2 college students accused of rape
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against two University of Central Florida students who were accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office filed a notice Thursday saying the case wasn’t suitable for prosecution.
Orange County deputies arrested 20-year-old David Anthony Kirk and 26-year-old Jack Ryan Smith in April. An arrest report says the woman was too drunk to consent to sex when she was assaulted at what was described as a “party home” for the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
Several days later, the university suspended Alpha Tau Omega, accusing the fraternity of disruptive and alcohol-related conduct. It was the fraternity’s second suspension since July, when another woman reported being raped during a party.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com/