A woman in Tallahassee, Florida who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault was apparently told by police that her life would “be made miserable” if she pressed charges against the player. The Raw Story reports:
“When the attorney contacted Detective (Scott) Angulo immediately after Winston was identified, Detective Angulo told the attorney that Tallahassee was a big football town and the victim needs to think long and hard before proceeding against him because she will be raked over the coals and her life will be made miserable,” the family said.
The 19-year-old Winston has not been charged with a crime and his attorney has denied any wrongdoing by the player...An analysis completed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday confirmed that a DNA sample provided by Winston matched a sample taken from the woman’s underwear.
That DNA match alone does not prove a sexual assault took place, but it does indicate that his sample matches one collected as part of the rape investigation undertaken shortly after the alleged sexual assault.
The woman’s family claims that Angulo refused to collect the player’s DNA or interview his roommate, a possible witness, to prevent the case from going public and to keep Winston from learning about the allegations.
Prosecutors said they will decide by the end of the month whether to file charges.
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