Suspected rape on CEU's campus

Basketball player arrested, investigation underway
Posted Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 12:00am

Proving not to be an average weekend on CEU's campus, sophomore basketball player Anthony Beach, AKA Anthony Oliver, is accused and arrested for the rape of a female victim on February 26, reports CEU's James Prettyman, chief of campus police.

Recently released from Carbon County Jail, Beach is suspected of rape committed Sunday morning, February 25, between 3 and 4 am in the Aaron Jones Residence Hall. Prettyman reports, "alcohol was involved" in a party held off campus on Carbonville Road, which may have influenced the suspect to commit the crime. Although Beach has been arrested, a court date has not been chosen because "the county attorney is screening the allegation to determine what charges will be filed," Prettyman states.

He added, "The victim checked in at Castleview Hospital and a CODE-R kit was collected, the kit which consists of several items for collecting evidence." DNA, blood samples, fluid samples, skin samples, and hair samples are all pieces of evidence CODE-R kit detects.

A party that took place on Saturday, Feb. 24 is under ongoing investigations. Prettyman suspects that two parties occurred during the same night, one of which the majority of the basketball team attended.

Although it is suspected that the basketball team did attend, Prettyman reports that they were not the only people partying on Carbonville road, but that the baseball team, other college students and possibly non-college students where involved. Prettyman concludes, "all but two or three people were over 21."

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I think this is CRAP. You guys need to get better INFORMATION. I hope you guys get sued for this biased article. You guys didn't get the right facts therefore the article is bull crap. Thanks.

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Mr. Beach is not in jail. He was released because THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE TO HOLD HIM. Try checking your facts before ruining people's repuations! Journalism 101 should teach you to check your facts BEFORE you run an article. It should also teach you to write UNbiased articles. To say that '"alcohol was involved"...which may have influenced the suspect to commit the crime."' makes it sound as if he actually committed a crime.

Do you even understand what the word allegation means? Do you realize that we are in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA where people are INNOCENT until PROVEN guilty?

You just published an article that says alcohol may have influenced a crime without any regard for whether or not the crime was actually committed. Shame on you!

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The truth will come out, Mr Beach will be cleared, and all those involved in this lie will be punished. People are innocent until proven guilty, apparently not at CEU. As a educational institution you should be ashamed.

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I agree. Pretty much you guys messed that story up, hard core. That is sad. Next time don't write anything, it will be better.

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I am surprised that no one goes over the students articles before publishing. I hope there is somekind of reprimand for what has happened.

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This article was completly biased, I am sorry to say that the Administration has no swayed the students to believe athletes at CEU are the problem. If a rape did occur I think it is a horrible crime and should be punished, but this is the united states and a person is innocent until proven guilty. Unless you go to CEU right then you are guilty until proven innocent

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