IU police officer resigns after rape allegation; no charges filed in case

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BLOOMINGTON (May 5, 2015) – An officer from the Indiana University Police Department is accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student at a campus residence last month.

According to IU spokesman Mark Land, the man in question was a part-time IU police student cadet. The student has since resigned from the force.

The alleged rape happened between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on April 24 in the 1800 block of East 10th Street. The woman said the man came into her room while she was with a friend.

According to Bloomington police, there was “some level of intoxication” on both sides and both the man and his accuser were previously acquainted. The man ended up in the woman’s bed, which is where police said the sexual assault took place.

The woman reported the incident around 1:50 p.m. on the same day at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Detectives said both parties provided different accounts of what happened; the man said he was invited while the woman said he wasn’t.

IUPD originally responded to the case because the incident happened on campus. The department turned the investigation over to Bloomington police after learning one of its officers was accused. As soon as the allegations came to light, IUPD suspended the man without pay pending an investigation.

The investigation was turned over to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office, but prosecutors didn’t pursue charges.

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