Updates on status of possible criminal case, Dean of Students decision

A determination on possible criminal charges in the case of two UW-Green Bay students accused of sexual assault is unlikely to be made before early next week. Chief of Police Randy Christopherson met late Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 27) with the Brown County District Attorney’s Office and received an update on progress in the case. The DA’s Office is reviewing the police report concerning an alleged incident that took place Oct. 10 in a student apartment on campus.

Also, on Wednesday, the University’s Dean of Students Office indicated it has concluded its own investigation into possible student conduct violations.

Brenda Amenson-Hill, dean of students, said appropriate disciplinary measures have been taken.

“We have informed each of the students of the measures taken,” Amenson-Hill said in a written statement. “No further information can be released at this time under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).”

In response to media questions Wednesday evening, Robert Hornacek of the University Communication Office reiterated that the University is not at liberty to reveal specific disciplinary measures taken against individual students who violate the student code of conduct. He did confirm that the two men accused in the allegation remain on indefinite suspension from the Phoenix men’s soccer team. They remain enrolled at the University.

When asked whether the University’s conduct review confirmed allegations of sexual assault, Hornacek said, “We can’t share specifics about the Dean of Students investigation, but we can say the police and District Attorney certainly will take the lead in making the determination on that element of this case.”

University officials and Phoenix Athletics said Wednesday evening they will have no additional comment until the District Attorney has an announcement regarding criminal charges, if any.

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