CS Sexual Assault Investigation Raises Questions

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

An alleged rape that's turned into a civil lawsuit is creating more questions than answers.

A 23-year old woman claims she was drugged and sexually assaulted last December by the owners of a Northgate bar. But in the nine months since, no charges have been filed.

When News 3 asked College Station police about the status of the case, we were told only that it is still under investigation.

We asked the woman's attorney why the civil lawsuit was filed without any criminal charges. His response was that they could no longer wait for something to be done.

The woman says she was drinking at the bar with friends. When the friends started to leave, one of the bar's owners offered to give her a ride home if she wanted to stay. She says she didn't know the person, but accepted because one of her friends did.

She claims she was taken to the home of the defendants, given a pill to help her sleep and put to bed. She alleges when she awoke, one of the defendants was in bed with her and her clothing was different than what she went to bed wearing.

She was taken home, but promptly went to a hospital where a rape test was performed. College Station police were called and questioned the defendants but made no arrests.

Monday, the woman filed a civil lawsuit against the pair.

Because no criminal charges have been filed, News 3 has elected to withhold the names of the accused.

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