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Alleged victim in Carlton Bragg battery released from jail with no charges filed

Carlton Bragg booking photo
Carlton Bragg booking photo Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

The alleged female victim in Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg’s battery case was released from the Douglas County jail Saturday afternoon.

The alleged victim, who is 19 and is also a KU student, told The Star she was released without charges and did not appear in front of a judge. According to sheriff’s office records, she was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of battery.

The woman was booked into the jail under the same case number as Bragg, according to records. Bragg was charged Friday with misdemeanor battery after the Douglas County District Attorney alleged that he struck the woman, his girlfriend, and pushed her down stairs during an argument early Friday morning in the 1000 block of Emery Road.

Speaking at the jail following her release, the alleged victim told The Star that she has hired an attorney but would have no further comment at this time.

The Star is not naming the alleged victim because she has not been charged with a crime and is not a public figure.

Bragg, 20, pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance Friday and was released from jail at 3:40 p.m. Friday, according to records. Bond was set at $500 and his next court date is Dec. 27.

KU basketball coach Bill Self has indefinitely suspended Bragg from playing in KU’s games, starting with Saturday afternoon’s home game against Nebraska.

Attempts to reach the district attorney’s office for comment on Saturday have been unsuccessful. A person at the Douglas County jail booking department said earlier on Saturday that the alleged victim’s case was to be reviewed by the district attorney’s office.

Bragg’s attorney, Hatem Chahine, said he was not aware of the arrest and had no comment.

Jesse Newell: 816-234-4759, @jessenewell

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