Charlottesville Police to release report on alleged University of Va. gang rape

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — Police in Charlottesville are planning to release the findings of an investigation prompted by a Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.

The police department has scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. today in Charlottesville. A notice posted on the police department’s website says the department won’t answer any questions prior to the news conference.

Last month, Charlottesville Police told UVA that the investigation had not found evidence that a gang rape happened at the fraternity house in question. Police did say it was possible the victim was raped, somewhere else on a different day, though.

The Rolling Stone article was published in November and described in graphic detail an alleged gang rape at at the Phi Kappa Psi frat house in 2012. Its publication set off a frenzy of recriminations at the school, one of the top public universities in the country. U.Va. suspended fraternity activities until January, the Board of Visitors appointed an independent investigator to look into the allegations and the university handed the case over to the Charlottesville Police.

Much of the article was later discredited after publication and the magazine issued an apology.

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