Following up the rape case the University of North Carolina, today the allegedly accused Football player turned himself into authorities Wednesday morning on misdemeanor warrants.
Allen Artis, a 21-year-old junior linebacker, was subsequently released on a $5,000 bond, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office told NBC News.
Artis was suspended from the football team Tuesday following up the university policy after his accuser -Delaney Robinson- came forward publicly in a news conference.
Prosecutors have not charged Artis with a felony in the case, although the Orange County Magistrate’s office issued arrest warrants for misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor sexual battery filed by Robinson.
UNC-Chapel Hill cannot comment on Robinson’s allegations under federal privacy law, but says it believes in fostering a safe school environment.
“The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is deeply committed to the safety and well-being of our students and takes all allegations of sexual violence or sexual misconduct extremely seriously,” Joel Curran, the vice chancellor for communications and public affairs, said in a statement.
Neither Artis nor his attorney could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday. At a court hearing in the afternoon, a judge agreed to set another date for Sept. 29
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