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Lawyers for Morehouse suspects all deny sexual assault charges

9:29 PM, May 2, 2013   |    comments
Malcolm Jamal Frank, Tevin Mgbo and Chukwudi Ndudikwa (left to right)
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ATLANTA -- There's no question that something happened to an 18-year-old Spelman College student in the Moss Suites dormitory on Morehouse College campus March 8th.

The Morehouse campus police report indicates she was apparently under the influence of alcohol and possibly other drugs, but it's not clear who was responsible for her condition.

Attorneys for three Morehouse basketball players charged with sexually assaulting her claim they did nothing illegal.

Several witnesses in the report said it appeared 22-year-old Malcolm Jamal Frank had sex with the woman in a bathroom.

But his attorney insists it was consensual.

"I'm really amazed that they arrested him based on what I've seen in their own investigation report," Kenneth Adams told 11 Alive News.

"This was by no stretch of the imagination a rape," he added.

Attorney Jackie Patterson, who represents 22-year-old Chukwudi Ndudikwa, nicknamed "Shooty", claims his client had no physical contact with the woman.

"My client is devastated, he's dismayed, he's shocked," Patterson told 11 Alive.

"He cannot believe that he's been lumped into this activity solely by just being present," he added.

The lawyer for the third suspect, 22-year-old Tevin Mgbo, who's charged with kidnapping, sodomy and reckless conduct, claimed he would be cleared.

"Every contact that he had was consensual (and) he will be exonerated fully," former Atlanta City Attorney Clifford Hardwick told 11 Alive.

All three suspects are free on $10,000 bond.

The next stop is for Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard to decide if, and when, to take the case to a Grand Jury for possible indictments.

He could choose not to pursue it and even if he does, a Grand Jury could refuse to let it continue.

In a statement to 11 Alive on Thursday, Howard's office wrote, "The case is still under investigation on our end."

"We do not have a date for any potential Grand Jury presentations related to this matter," the statement added.

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