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Jamal Roberts DNA also reportedly found on Jameis Winston accuser’s clothing

Jameis WinstonFlorida state attorney Willie Meggs announced on Thursday that no charges will be filed against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston after an investigation into a sexual assault accusation. Among the findings included in the investigation was information about the accuser having DNA from more than one man on her clothing the night of the sexual encounter.

As we know, Winston’s DNA was found on the accuser’s underwear. Winston’s attorney said his client had consensual sex with the 19-year-old woman. In addition to Winston’s DNA, Meggs revealed that a second man’s DNA was also found on the accuser’s shorts. Meggs said there were “several” people in the room at the time the sexual encounter occurred. Two of those people were FSU players Chris Casher and Ronald Darby, who claim they watched the accuser willingly perform oral sex on Winston.

According to the official documents from the case, a swab revealed that the second DNA donor was a man named Jamal Roberts. Some media outlets are reporting that Roberts is a collegiate football player at another school. LBS has been unable to confirm these reports.

Meggs said in his press conference that the DNA from the third party belonged to the accuser’s boyfriend, though he noted that the boyfriend refused to speak with investigators. Meggs also said that the accuser acknowledged having sex with her boyfriend.

Based on the findings from the investigation, it seems certain that there was a third party involved at some point. The timeline of events is a bit more unclear.

Jameis Winston sexual assault alleged victim’s side of story told to police

Jameis Winston Jameis Winston will not be charged for an alleged sexual assault, the Florida state attorney announced on Thursday.

The Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback’s lawyer said his client had sex with the alleged victim on the night in question. The attorney said the sex was consensual, whereas the alleged victim claims that was not the case.

Since there is a huge difference between what the two have told police, we’d like you to have the ability to read the accuser’s side of the story.

The accuser told police she could not recall how she got to the place where the incident took place. There seems to be some hints that she was drugged or her memory was impaired by alcohol, because she claimed she could not recall how she met the suspect.

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The alleged victim claimed she tried kicking the person off of her and had her arms pinned down. The alleged victim claims she was taken to the bathroom, where the assault continued. She said she did not remember dressing herself afterwards but she did remember riding on a scooter being driven by the suspect and later being dropped off.

Also see: DNA of second man – Jamal Roberts – found on accuser’s clothing

Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexual assault

Jameis-Winston-Florida-StateFlorida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not be charged with sexual assault or any other crime, as first reported on Thursday by 97.9 ESPN Tallahassee’s Jeff Cameron on Thursday. The state attorney held a press conference shortly after the news surfaced.

“We have carefully examined all the evidence in this case and have concluded that no charges will be filed against anyone in this case,” state attorney Willie Meggs confirmed.

Winston was accused of rape by a female student nearly a year ago, and the case has been under investigation for weeks. Last month, the alleged victim claimed (through a statement from her attorney) that Winston raped her and that police discouraged her from pursuing charges against the freshman superstar. Winston’s DNA was also reportedly found on the accuser’s underwear, but Winston’s attorney claimed his client had consensual sex with the 19-year-old woman.

On Thursday, search warrants were released that detailed accusations against Winston from the night of the incident. The accuser allegedly told police that she had five or six shots of alcohol that night and that her “memory is very broken from that point forward.” She claimed that she remembered being in a cab with a black man and taken back to an apartment, where the man began to rape her. The 19-year-old said another man entered the room and told man who was having sex with her — who she later identified as Winston — to stop. She said the two went to the bathroom “where he completed the act.”

The accuser’s blood alcohol level was .040 the night of the encounter. There was no evidence of any drugs having been in her system. Meggs also said that the state attorney’s office did not consider charging the accuser with filing a false report.

After reviewing all of the information, investigators have either determined that there is not enough information to get a conviction or that the accuser lied.

DNA from accuser’s underwear reportedly matches Jameis Winston’s

Jameis WinstonThe DNA taken from the underwear of the woman accusing Jameis Winston of sexual battery matches with the DNA of the Florida State quarterback, according to a report.

ESPN reported on Wednesday that a DNA analysis conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday showed that the DNA taken from the woman’s underwear matched the DNA sample provided to them by Winston. ESPN adds that the “Florida state crime lab determined that the chances of the DNA in the woman’s underwear are a match for someone other than Winston was one in 2.2 trillion.”

The DNA sample from the woman’s underwear was obtained using a sexual assault kit on Dec. 7 2012, the day the accuser says she was sexually assaulted. Winston recently was swabbed for his sample.

It’s important to note that Winston’s DNA sample matching the accuser’s does not mean he sexually assaulted her.

There are actually two stories going on here.

The first concerns the sexual assault. Was the woman sexually assaulted, and was she sexually assaulted by Winston?

The second concerns the investigation. Was the accuser was discouraged by law enforcement from pursuing the case, as she alleged in a statement from her attorney? Both scenarios are extremely troubling.

The alleged assault occurred last December, but the case was said to have transitioned from open-active to open-inactive in February. Tallahassee interim police chief Tom Coe said the accuser stopped cooperating with police in February, but through her attorney, the accuser says she was discouraged from continuing with the case. The case was essentially re-opened last week because they received new evidence.

Florida’s state attorney, William Meggs, says he did not hear about the case until last week. Meggs told ESPN that his office would ultimately decide whether it believes it has sufficient evidence to charge Winston with a crime.

Alleged Jameis Winston victim says she was raped; police warned her against pursuing charges

Jameis-Winston-Florida-StateThe alleged victim who claims she was sexually assaulted by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston released an alarming statement through her family’s attorney on Wednesday. According to the release, the victim identified Winston as her attacker in January after she was “raped by an unknown person” on Dec. 7, 2012. From that point, she claims authorities discouraged her from pursuing charges against the freshman phenom.

“We requested assistance from an attorney friend to interact with law enforcement on the victim’s behalf,” the victim’s family said in a statement, via the Tampa Bay Times. “When the attorney contacted Detective (Scott) Angulo immediately after Winston was identified, Detective Angulo told the attorney that Tallahassee was a big football town and the victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable.”

The family also alleged that Angulo refused to collect Winston’s DNA or interview his roommate, who is said to have witnessed the attack. Angulo allegedly stated that “such activity would alert Winston and the matter would go public.” The family claims it repeatedly attempted to obtain blood work results from Angulo and the Tallahassee Police Departments victim advocate and was led to believe that only law enforcement was aware of the alleged crime.

Instead, the victim’s family says the victim was “devastated” last week when she learned that investigators had informed Winston of the accusations last February. The family is shocked that Winston’s defense will have been given this much time to prepare its case, time they say was not given to the state attorney’s office. The statement ended with questions that the family wants answered now that the case has gone public against their will.

The questions dealt with why DNA evidence wasn’t collected and why Winston was not interviewed as part of a proper investigation. They also want to know why Winston was not listed as a suspect in the police report once the victim identified him in early January. In addition, the victim’s family is asking why a copy of the police report was given to the Florida State Police Department when Winston’s attorney represents the school’s football team.

There are two sides to every story, but the victim’s side clearly makes things look very ugly for all of those involved. If it is determined that the victim was discouraged from pursuing the case because Winston is a prominent athlete, there could be a massive investigation.

Jameis Winston reportedly being investigated for sexual assault

Jameis-Winston-Florida-StateWith the way Florida State is rolling, the last thing they need is legal trouble surrounding their most valuable player. Redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston has taken the nation by storm, demolishing everything in his path and putting the Seminoles in position to contend for a BCS National Championship. On Wednesday, TMZ reported that Winston is currently being investigated for sexual assault.

Law enforcement sources reportedly told TMZ that a woman filed a sexual assault complaint against Winston with the Tallahassee Police Department on Dec. 7, 2012. The woman claimed that the attacker used “physical force” and that the motive for the crime was “sexual gratification.” The victim also claimed alcohol was involved before the incident took place.

According to TMZ, the police report states that police were called at 4:01 a.m. on the day in question. Photos were taken of the alleged victims injuries and physical evidence was reportedly collected. The incident report, which can be read at Deadspin, does not mention Winston by name and describes the suspect as between 5-foot-9 and 5-foot-11 and 240 pounds. Florida State’s athletic media guide lists Winston as 6-foot-4 and 218 pounds.

Florida State athletic director Rob Wilson said in a statement that there has been no change to Winston’s status and that neither the team nor Winston will be commenting on an open investigation.

“Because the investigation has not been closed by TPD, we cannot comment further at this time,” the statement said, according to The Tallahassee Democrat. “We look forward to a speedy resolution of the issue. … Coach (Jimbo) Fisher and Jameis will be answering questions about football only until there is a resolution

TMZ reported that Winston has already been interviewed by investigators, but Tallahassee attorney Tim Jansen said that is not true.

“This case has been going on for over a year. The case was basically closed and we’re not sure why it’s opened up,” Jansen said. “We’ve been cooperating with the law enforcement agencies and we’re hoping to get a quick resolution in favor of Mr. Winston.”

This is certainly a situation worth monitoring, as Winston has become arguably the biggest story in college football this season and is a definite Heisman Trophy candidate.

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