UVa president: College supported student before rape article

AP News
Posted: Mar 23, 2015 4:22 PM

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The president of the University of Virginia says the police investigation of an alleged gang rape shows the school helped the student long before a Rolling Stone article was published.

President Teresa A. Sullivan said in a statement Monday that the school provided support and care, including helping the student report the potential crime to police.

Earlier Monday, Charlottesville police said they had suspended their investigation into the alleged rape, in part because the accuser is unwilling to cooperate. The police said their investigation found numerous inconsistencies in the Rolling Stone article.

Rolling Stone printed an apology and asked the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to review the article and its editorial process. The magazine said Monday it is expecting a thorough report in a couple of weeks.