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Report: Three Navy players to be charged with rape

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Officials at the U.S. Naval Academy will charge three football players with the rape of a female midshipman, the military.com website reported.

The female reported she was sexually assaulted in 2012 by the three players who have not been named by the Naval Academy because it has not completed the official charge sheet.

However, the Naval Academy issued a statement Monday confirming that Superintendent Michael Miller has chosen to send the case to Article 32 proceedings.

The military.com report stated the female midshipman who reported the sexual assault attended a party at an off-campus property known as the "football house" in Annapolis in April 2012, according to a statement from her lawyer, Susan Burke.

The alleged victim woke up at the football house the next morning "with little recall of what had occurred," according to the statement. She found out through friends and social media that three football players had "sexual intercourse with her while she was incapacitated," according to the statement.

All three football players are still at the Naval Academy, and they were allowed to play football during the 2012 season.

Two of the suspects are current Navy football players, and the third was set to graduate in May but was prevented from graduating because of the case.

The NCIS closed the investigation in November and did not press charges.
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