Arrest warrant issued for UNC-Chapel Hill football player in rape case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A magistrate has issued an arrest warrant for a North Carolina football player accused of sexual battery and assault on a female in February.

The warrant issued Tuesday accuses Allen Artis, a 21-year-old junior linebacker from Marietta, Georgia, of two misdemeanors against UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore Delaney Robinson. The warrant says he had sex with her while she was “mentally incapacitated and physically helpless.”

The Associated Press typically doesn’t identify alleged victims of sexual assault, but Robinson held a news conference, saying she filed for the misdemeanor charges after police and prosecutors indicated there wasn’t enough evidence to pursue felony charges. Her lawyer says campus police botched questioning and the handling of a rape test.

Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall says the case is still pending.

 

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