(PHOTO COURTESY: The Daily Beacon/KNOXVILLE. Pictured, left to right: A.J. Johnson, Michael Williams)
A University of Tennessee student has accused two UT football players of sexually assaulting her in a Knoxville apartment early Sunday morning, according to The Knoxville News Sentinel.
In the report, the 19-year-old victim told police she was the victim of rape by both linebacker A.J. Johnson and cornerback Michael Williams. She told Knoxville police the rape lasted about 45 minutes and took place at around 1:45 a.m. at the Woodlands Apartment Complex in South Knox County.
A second 19-year-old woman told police that she was visiting her friend from out-of-state told authorities that Williams had sexually assaulted her at the same apartment complex.
Knoxville police were called to the complex just before 3 a.m. to investigate the rape and sexual assault of the two women. Both were taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
According to the report, the student who said she was raped received medical treatment for the incident.
The second victim, a student at a university in Florida, did not require medical treatment, according to the incident report.
No charges have officially been filed against either Johnson or Williams.
According to the News Sentinel, the case is still under investigation and no comment has been made as to whether the the men had been interviewed by police. It is still undetermined if district attorneys or victims will pursue charges.
The second victim has returned home to Florida, according to authorities.
Sources told WBIR Channel 10 in Knoxville Monday morning, that two University of Tennessee football players had been named as suspects in a rape and sexual assault case that occurred at around 3 a.m. Sunday.
All-SEC linebacker A.J. Johnson and cornerback Michael Williams are the primary suspects in an alleged rape that happened early Sunday morning at the Woodlands Apartment complex. Williams was also named as a suspect in a sexual assault against another out-of-state woman, according to a report from The Tennessean.
Both Johnson and Williams have been suspended from all activities with the team.
The first victim, a 19-year-old University of Tennessee student, told police she was raped by two students early Sunday morning. The second victim told police she was a victim of sexual assault.
According to The Tennessean‘s report, it is still undetermined if the assaults are related.
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