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No charges in alleged Ark. rape case

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A prosecutor says he won't file charges over an alleged rape at an on-campus fraternity at the University of Arkansas after investigating the behavior of three Razorback basketball players.

Prosecutor John Threet told The Associated Press that details from witnesses and statements from the alleged victim herself showed a lack of evidence. Threet said the woman had attended a party at the Phi Gamma Delta house the first week of classes at the school and that alcohol was involved.

Earlier Wednesday, deputy prosecuting attorney Dustin Roberts had told Rogers television station KHOG that charges could be filed by the afternoon.

University police Lt. Gary Crane told the AP that a female student had filed a complaint saying she was raped on Aug. 27 at the fraternity house, a short walk from the arena where the basketball team plays.

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