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UGA Police Probe Rape Allegations

January 16, 2002

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) _ University of Georgia police are investigating a report of rape and attempted rape at a dormitory that allegedly involved athletes, associate athletic director Claude Felton said Tuesday.

``There was an incident at McWhorter Hall and there were student athletes involved,″ Felton said.

He would not identify the athletes but said their coaches were aware of the investigation.

University police Chief Chuck Horton said a female student said she was raped by a man she knew and that a man she did not know tried to rape her Monday night.

Felton said the athletic department would not release further information until the police investigation is completed.

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