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UNC football player turns himself in on charges related to alleged sexual assault

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A University of North Carolina football player has turned himself in on an arrest warrant for sexual battery and assault on a female student.

UNC football player Allen Artis, accused of rape and charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a female, turned himself into today, police said. (Orange County Sheriff)

UNC football player Allen Artis, accused of rape and charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a female, turned himself into today, police said. (Orange County Sheriff)

Allen Anthony Artis, 21, turned himself in Wednesday morning to face two misdemeanor charges, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. He was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

The arrest warrant stated Artis had sex with the woman against her will when he “should have reasonably known that the other person was mentally incapacitated and physically helpless.”

The woman, UNC sophomore Delaney Robinson, told reporters Tuesday she was angry over how authorities and the university have handled the case. She said Artis raped her after a night of drinking on February 14.

Robinson said she went to a hospital after the incident and gave an account of what she could remember to the sexual-assault nurse. She was then questioned by the university’s Department of Public Safety investigators, who asked “demeaning and accusatory questions,” Robinson said.

Artis, a reserve junior linebacker, has been indefinitely suspended from the team. His attorney declined to comment.

Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall said a felony investigation is still underway.

The Associated Press and CNN contributed to this report.