Cal Poly rape suspects not charged



Two suspects accused in two separate rape cases at Cal Poly will not face any criminal charges, according to Cal Poly police.

The reported rapes occurred at Cal Poly Village on May 12 and May 15. Police sources say they were unable to find sufficient evidence to prosecute the suspects in either case.

Both cases have been forwarded to the campus Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. This university office will investigate the incidents and can potentially punish the two suspects with suspension or expulsion.

In related news, Cal Poly student Joseph Trupiano, 23, turned himself in to San Luis Obispo police in connection with an alleged rape that occurred May 7 at the Sigma Phi Frat house. He was released on $100,000 bail but didn’t have a scheduled court appearance as of
press time.

In each of the crime alerts sent out to students by Cal Poly, the women were reported to be “intoxicated and unconscious when the incidents occurred,” a detail police said they were obligated to reveal because federal law requires them to give details of sexual assault incidents.

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