A second woman is now accusing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault. The alleged incident is said to have occurred at a Georgia nightclub early Friday morning close to where the NFL player owns a home.
The football player and the alleged victim had been socializing with the same groups of people that evening. The woman, age 20, was treated at a hospital and then later released. She filed her complaint later that night.
No criminal charges have been filed against Roethlisberger, and investigators are looking into the allegations. Deputy Police Chief Richard Malone noted that the football player is not an official suspect in the case at this time, and witnesses are being interviewed. Roethlisberger’s agent has expressed skepticism that these latest allegation against the football player are true.
The Steelers quarterback is the defendant of a personal injury lawsuit accusing him of sexually assaulting another woman. The accuser, Harrah’s hotel employee Andrea McNulty, never filed a police report over the alleged incident and no criminal investigation ever took place. McNulty claims that the NFL player raped her after summoning her to his room to repair a TV.
Boston Sexual Assault Crimes
Sexual crimes are serious offenses that can lead to harsh punishments for those that are convicted of:
• Statutory rape • Sexual assault • Child Pornography • Prostitution • Indecent Assault & Battery • Cyber Sex Crimes • Sex crimes involving children (ages 14 and under)
• Pornography • Lewd Conduct
NFL star Roethlisberger accused of sexual assault, CNN, March 5, 2010
Andrea McNulty Accuses Ben Roethlisberger Of Sexual Assault, Huffington Post, July 21, 2009