Less than three months after former USF WR Kevaughn Dingle's arrest last fall on a felony sexual battery charge, the case was formally closed, according to documents obtained Monday.
Dingle was arrested by campus police Nov. 17, hours after they received a call of a possible sexual battery occurring at the Holly C Residence Hall, a USF Police Department release indicated.
Campus police launched an investigation into the allegations and interviewed Dingle, an acquaintance of the victim. Based on the information gathered, officers "developed sufficient cause" to charge Dingle with sexual battery, according to the same release.
But a letter of release in Dingle's case file, essentially closing the case, was submitted Feb. 13. The letter, signed by Assistant State Attorney Michelle Doherty, states: "After completing our investigation, carefully reviewing the facts, and applying the applicable case law, the State Attorney's Office has elected not to file criminal charges at this time."
Dingle, suspended from the team by coach Charlie Strong shortly after his arrest, indicated in a lengthy statement posted on Twitter that he was falsely accused. His Twitter bio indicates he's now at Iowa Central Community College.
"The accused deserves to have an unbiased investigation and a real chance to defend himself," Dingle wrote. "The State Attorney's Office gave me both of those things. USF did not."