Two University of Kansas students arrested on suspicion of rape were released from jail Monday as prosecutors asked police to further investigate the allegations.
No charges were filed Monday against the two 19-year-old male students who were arrested early Saturday morning after a female student said she had been sexually assaulted by two men in her suite at KU’s new Downs Dorm.
Prosecutors have asked law enforcement for more investigation, said a spokeswoman for Douglas County District Attorney Charles E. Branson.
The University of Kansas campus police arrested the students after the female student said she had been sexually assaulted multiple times. She said the two men were acquaintances of hers.
Campus police Capt. James Anguiano, said one of the male students also lives in Downs. It was not clear Monday whether the second male student also is a resident of Downs.
Downs Hall, 1517 W. 18th St., opened in August as a unique housing option, according to KU’s website.
The new hall separates students by gender by suites, rather than keeping men and women in separate wings as in other KU residences.
KU administration officials contacted Monday afternoon had not yet responded to questions about whether the university has launched a Title IX investigation in to the alleged sexual assault.
Title IX is the federal law that protects students against sexual violence and sexual harassment.