UNC student will hold 2pm press conference to discuss footballer sexual assault case
She said there are ‘delays on holding her alleged attacker accountable’
UNC sophomore Delaney Robinson will speak at a press conference this afternoon with her attorney about an alleged rape that happened on Valentine’s Day of this year.
According to a report from ABC 11, Robinson will discuss the “delays on holding her alleged attacker accountable.”
Her attorney’s office released a statement saying: “Robinson requested self-sworn warrants for misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor sexual battery as a result of the Orange County District Attorney’s refusal to prosecute the case despite sufficient physical evidence.”
Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall told ABC11 the case was “investigated thoroughly.”
Warrants have been issued for a football player at UNC.
According to Robinson’s attorney, they asked UNC and the Orange Country DA’s office to hold her rapist accountable for over six months. Robinson also alleges she was “asked humiliating and accusatory questions,” by DPS investigators.
Robinson said: “I did everything a rape victim is supposed to do. I reported it. I allowed the rape kit to be taken. I gave a statement. I cooperated with law enforcement and the Title IX office. But six months later the University has done nothing.
“I’m taking a public stand not for me, but for the other students on campus who are not protected, despite what the University tells us. I love this University. It’s my home. I plan on graduating. But I expect the University to fulfill its promises to me and to all students.”
The press conference will be held at 2pm.