UNCs Allen Artis turns himself in to Orange Co. Sheriff following sexual assault accusation

The UNC football player turned himself in to authorities and was released on $5,000 bond.

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UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore Delaney Robinson

Following a rape accusation from a fellow UNC student on Tuesday, Tar Heel defensive back Allen Artis turned himself in to the Orange County Sheriff Office on Wednesday.Artis was served two warrants — one each for misdemeanor sexual battery and misdemeanor assault on a female — earlier in the week and appeared before the magistrate in Orange County Wednesday. He was released on $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Orange County District Court on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 at 9 a.m. ET.Delaney Robinson, a fellow student at Chapel Hill, appeared at her attorney’s office on Tuesday and issued statements saying Artis sexually assaulted her in February.Robinson and her father, Stacey Robinson, accused the school and the school’s department of public safety of dragging their feet in the investigation and treating her “like a suspect.””After I was raped, I went to the hospital and gave an account of what I could remember to the sexual assault nurse,” Robinson said. “Then I was again quizzed by the DPS investigators, who consistently asked humiliating and accusatory questions. What was I wearing? What was a I drinking? How much did I drink? How much did I eat that day? Did I lead him on? Have I hooked up with him before? Do I often have one night stands? Did I even say no? What is my sexual history? How may men have I slept with? I was treated like a suspect.”My humiliation turned to anger when I listened to the recorded interviews of my rapist by DPS. Rather than accusing him of anything, the investigators spoke to him with a ton of comradery. They provided reassurances to him when he became upset. They even laughed with him when he told them how many girls’ phone numbers he had managed to get on the same night he raped me. They told him, ‘Don’t sweat it, just keep on living your life and playing football.'”The athletic department announced Artis was suspended indefinitely by the football program on Tuesday.