Charges dropped against two UCF fraternity members accused of rape

Posted at 12:22 PM, Jun 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-15 12:22:37-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against two University of Central Florida students who were accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office filed a notice Thursday saying the case wasn't suitable for prosecution.

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Orange County deputies arrested 20-year-old David Anthony Kirk and 26-year-old Jack Ryan Smith in April. An arrest report says the woman was too drunk to consent to sex when she was assaulted at what was described as a "party home" for the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Several days later, the university suspended Alpha Tau Omega, accusing the fraternity of disruptive and alcohol-related conduct. It was the fraternity's second suspension since July, when another woman reported being raped during a party.