SAN DIEGO — The District Lawyer is not going to file prison expenses in opposition to former San Diego State soccer accused of gang-raping an underage woman.
The accusers included former NFL Buffalo Payments participant Matt Araiza who was dropped from the group after the allegations got here to gentle.
Gilleon, who’s representing Jane Doe, instructed FOX 5 he’ll now pursue justice in civil court docket. Gilleon says the accusers could also be doing a victory lap now, however he says this case is way from over.
“The good thing about the prison case not being filed is now we’ve entry to the entire data and the proof that the police and DA have been hoarding and retaining from us,” Gilleon mentioned.
The lawyer representing the then 17-year-old who says she was gang raped by a number of former San Diego State soccer gamers says he can now pursue the accused aggressively in civil court docket.
“The truth that the D.A. mentioned we’re not going to file. That implies that the entire defendants have misplaced their fifth modification proper,” Gilleon mentioned.
Gilleon filed a civil case in opposition to the accused together with Araiza and former SDSU soccer gamers Zavier Leonard and Nowlin Ewaliko.
“The prosecutor is absolutely handed a really robust case. Your solely witness was hammered and so it’s very robust to show past an affordable doubt,” Gilleon mentioned.
However Gilleon says he can get justice in civil court docket.
“What they did to her and the way they bragged about it and the way they posted on social media about it. They appear fairly scummy,” Gilleon mentioned.
In a earlier assertion the lawyer representing Nowlin Ewaliko mentioned partially:
“This was clearly a choice made after an exhaustive overview of all accessible proof by an skilled prosecution group performing based on moral duties.”
In the meantime, the lawyer representing Araiza launched a press release saying partially:
“The subsequent step is for Matt to battle the civil case filed in opposition to him. With no prison expenses being filed, it’ll now be simpler for him to do this. We’re very hopeful that an NFL group will now quickly decide him up as effectively.”
FOX 5 reached out to the lawyer for Leonard however has but to listen to again.
SDSU says the DA’s choice has no bearing on the college’s investigation which stays lively.
Gilleon says he expects a civil trial date in 2024.
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