Search warrants shed light on UNC rape investigation

Allen Artis (Orange County)
Allen Artis (Orange County)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – Search warrants reveal additional information into the investigation after a UNC student says she was raped in February.

Delaney Robinson said she was raped by a UNC football player on Valentine’s Day in Ram Village on the campus. CBS North Carolina usually will not identify victims of sexual assault but Robinson decided to take her case public.

Robinson took her case public after she said the University had been “ineffective” with its investigation into the case.

An image of Delaney Robinson released Tuesday during a news conference.
An image of Delaney Robinson released Tuesday during a news conference.

“I cooperated with law enforcement and with the Title IX Office, but six months later the university has done nothing,” Robinson said.

That football player, Allen Artis, has since been suspended from the team.

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Six search warrants filed in March were obtained by CBS North Carolina Friday.

The warrants indicated police investigated the case as a second-degree rape.

Police requested access to records of calls and texts sent to and from various people surrounding the case.

They include Allen, Robinson, her roommate, and her boyfriend.

Robinson, who was 18 at the time, admitted to drinking the night she said she was assaulted but also told police at the time, “she felt she had been drugged without her knowledge at an off campus location and raped in rams village,” according to warrants.

The search warrants indicate Robinson texted her roommate for help and received messages from her boyfriend asking if she was OK.

Police have not charged Allen but Robinson filed misdemeanor charges against him, including sexual battery and assault on a female.

Allen surrendered Wednesday and has since been released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

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