Oregon Ducks freshman forward Brandon Austin and sophomore guard Damyean Dotson have been suspended and Dominic Artis is transferring, following a rape investigation involving all three men. After investigating and interviewing the victim, all three suspects and other witnesses, the district attorney declined to prosecute because of insufficient evidence.
"While there is no doubt the incidents occurred, the conflicting statements and actions by the victim make this case unprovable as a criminal case."
Austin—who was linked to a separate sexual assault investigation in November—Dotson, and Artis were accused of raping a female student on the night of March 8th into the following morning. The allegations are disturbing. The victim gave a lengthy and detailed statement to police on March 13th but also typed up a document detailing everything on March 11th. Her father initially reported the incident to university police, but she ignored attempts to contact her because she was upset with her dad's interfering.