Things to know about the UVa gang rape investigation
The investigation of an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house found no evidence of the attack. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo detailed the investigation at a news conference Monday. Here are the highlights:
WHY THE POLICE CHIEF SUSPENDED THE INVESTIGATION
“The department’s investigation cannot rule out that something may have happened to ‘Jackie’ somewhere and at some time on the evening of Sept. 28, 2012. Yet, without additional evidence we are simply unable to reach a definitive conclusion,” Longo said.
WHAT THE INVESTIGATION ENTAILED
Police interviewed about 70 people, including friends of the accuser and fraternity members. They reviewed redacted documents that detailed Jackie’s meetings with a school dean and the alleged sexual assault. None revealed any facts similar to what was in the Rolling Stone article.
NO EVIDENCE OF A PARTY AT THE PHI KAPPA PSI FRATERNITY HOUSE ON SEPT. 28, 2012
Investigators did learn there had been a formal at Phi Kappa Psi’s sister sorority, Delta Gamma, that evening. Several of the fraternity members attended the event.
WHO WERE JACKIE’S ALLEGED ATTACKERS
In the Rolling Stone article, Jackie said she was lured into the attack by a man she worked with at the campus aquatic center named “Drew.” Her friends told journalists Jackie had told them her attacker was a man named Haven Monahan. Police said supervisors at the aquatic center couldn’t recall any employee by either name.
WHO ELSE DID POLICE INTERVIEW DURING THE INVESTIGATION
A man who was the member of another fraternity — not Phi Kappa Psi — and worked at the campus swim center at the same time as Jackie. He cooperated with investigators, who also interviewed several of the fraternity’s members. None knew of any sexual assault on Sept. 28, 2012.