Florida Gators freshman backup quarterback Treon Harris is under investigation after he was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus early Sunday morning, the school announced Monday.
The University of Florida Police Department and the Gainesville Police Department are working together to assist with the collection and analysis of forensic evidence, according to the school statement.
The Gainesville Police Department said in a statement that it wouldn’t have an active role in the filing of any charges because jurisdiction lies with the UFPD.
The alleged incident took place inside a residence hall on campus at 3 a.m. Sunday, according to police. A GPD forensics crime unit truck was parked outside the residence hall Monday afternoon.
Harris has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities.
“We have no tolerance for sexual assault on our campus,” UF president Bernie Machen said in a statement. “The university is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for every member of the UF community. We must strive to protect all of our students from sexual harassment and assault, and do everything in our power to promote a safe learning environment.”
Harris will be represented by attorney Huntley Johnson.
“We are representing him and we are cooperating with the investigation,” Johnson said. “I am hopeful that he will never be arrested [regarding this case].”
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