Benedictine sex assault investigation closed without charges

No charges will be filed after an investigation into a report that two women were sexually assaulted last week at Benedictine University in Lisle, authorities said Tuesday.

“After a thorough investigation and a review of the evidence, including interviews with the parties involved, we have decided there is insufficient evidence to move forward with charges in this case,” DuPage County state's attorney spokesman Paul Darrah said.

Lisle police opened an investigation after receiving a report that the two women, ages 18 and 19, were sexually assaulted Sept. 15 in a campus dormitory. Police said one of the women was a student, and the other was a visitor. Several male students were questioned.

In a brief statement Tuesday, Benedictine officials said they opened an independent administrative investigation as mandated by federal authorities. Neither university officials nor prosecutors would comment further on the case.

Police said the allegations involved reports the women were sexually assaulted about 3 a.m. at Neuzil Hall, a coed dormitory.

Ÿ Daily Herald Staff Writer Joshua Welge contributed to this report.

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