During the past few months, San Diego State University, also known as SDSU, has been in the news for all of the wrong reasons. A civil action claiming three former football players from San Diego State University of committing gang rape against a female aged 17 and taking place in the College Area of San Diego in October 2021 was submitted against the defendants in August 2022. Nowlin Ewaliko, one of those gamers, has been brought into custody on suspicion of possessing child p*rnography. The evidence against him is circumstantial at this point. In the following paragraphs, we will talk about the legal proceedings against Nowlin Ewaliko and the effects those proceedings have had on SDSU.
Who is Nowlin Ewaliko?
Nowlin Ewaliko, who is twenty years old and a former football player at San Diego State University, was named in the civil claim that the victim filed in August of 2022. Nowlin Ewaliko was a member of the SDSU roster for the 2020 season, however he was not present for the 2021 campaign. Although he was not charged in connection with the alleged rape, an investigation was opened into allegations that he possessed illegal p*rnography and was the subject of the probe.
What Happened In The Alleged Gang Rape Case?
According to the allegations made in the civil claim, the victim, who will only be referred to as Jane Doe, was invited to a party held in October 2021 at an off-campus property. It is alleged that two SDSU football players, Matt Araiza and another player only known as John Doe, took turns raping her while Nowlin Ewaliko watched. According to the allegations made in the lawsuit, the three guys took turns sexually abusing her and filmed the incident while they did so. The alleged rape was reported to the authorities by the victim the day after it occurred.
After more than a year of investigation, the San Diego Police Department ultimately decided not to press charges in connection with the case. Even though there was evidence of sexual contact between the victim and the two football players, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that was released in December 2022 that “there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime was committed.” This was despite the fact that there was evidence of sexual contact between the victim and the two football players. The statement did not address the allegations made about Nowlin Ewaliko’s participation in the assault.
What is Nowlin Ewaliko Charged With?
Nowlin Ewaliko is currently facing a criminal allegation of possessing child p*rnography, despite the fact that he has not been charged in connection with the alleged rape. Over the course of the investigation into the alleged rape, officers reportedly found “child sexual abuse material” in Nowlin Ewaliko’s possession. This is according to the police. Investigators from the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force were given the case, and based on the findings of their investigation, they were able to get a warrant for the suspect’s arrest. Nowlin Ewaliko handed himself in and was booked into the San Diego County Prison on one felony charge of possessing child p*rnography. The offence carries a maximum sentence of three years in state prison.
The charges that have been made against the three former football players at SDSU have cast a dark shadow over the football programme at the institution as well as the university’s reputation. SDSU has been subjected to criticism for the way in which it has handled the alleged rape case, with some individuals alleging that the university did not do enough to protect its students. President Adela de la Torre of San Diego State University issued a statement in August 2022 in which she expressed the university’s “saddened and outraged” reaction to the allegations and reaffirmed the institution’s dedication to “creating a safe and supportive environment for all members of our campus community.”
The arrest of Nowlin Ewaliko on a charge of having child p*rnography just adds to the terrible attention that has been surrounding San Diego State University. The university has not provided a remark as of yet regarding the most recent turn of events in the case.
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