Two North Idaho College student athletes are under investigation over allegations of raping a female NIC student last week in an on-campus residence.
Coeur d'Alene Police confirmed Monday afternoon officers responded to a sexual assault at a residence in the 500 block of N. College Drive, a property owned by North Idaho College. The victim in the incident is a fresman at NIC.
After the report was taken the woman presumably was taken to a local hospital where a rape examination was performed. Police, meanwhile, working with campus security personnel, located and identify the suspects.
Police say they're working together with NIC to investigate the incident, no arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing. Police added there is no immediate concern for campus safety, but didn't elaborate why there was no concern as there have been no arrests made.
Due to federal privacy laws, it cannot be confirmed whether or not the two suspects are still enrolled at the college. Since they have not been charged with a crime, they have not been identified.
NIC officials issued the following statement Monday morning that discussed in general terms how it responds to allegations of sexual assault. The NIC statement, however, made no mention whatsoever about the ongoing investigation, saying only that it was "committed to the safety and security of our students."