Brandon Austin, Rodney Bullock not indicted in sexual assault case
A Rhode Island grand jury declined to bring charges against Brandon Austin and Rodney Bullock, both of whom were freshmen basketball players at Providence last season, after they were alleged to have sexually assaulted a female Providence student on campus in November.
Attorney Peter Kilmartin released a statement on Wednesday:
“The investigation into allegations of sexual assault by Rodney Bullock and Brandon Austin has concluded. The allegations concerned an incident which allegedly occurred on November 3, 2013, in Providence.
“The investigation was presented to a Statewide Grand Jury. The Grand Jury determined there was insufficient evidence to bring any charges against Rodney Bullock. After presentation of the evidence to the Grand Jury with respect to Brandon Austin, it was determined there was legally insufficient evidence to ask the Grand Jury to consider charges against Austin.
“The Office of Attorney General cannot release further details surrounding the Grand Jury as disclosure is prohibited by law.”
A disciplinary board suspended Bullock and Austin after a finding of sexual misconduct.
Austin transferred to Oregon, where he was implicated in a series of alleged sexual assaults after a party on campus last May. Austin and former Oregon players Damyeon Dotson and Dominic Artis were found responsible for sexual misconduct, dismissed from the team and suspended as students.
Bullock remains on Providence's roster.
- Chris Johnson