Police request rape charge against ex-WSU fraternity member

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Pullman police have requested a second-degree rape charge against a 20-year-old Washington State University student accused of raping a woman who had passed out at an off-campus fraternity house.

The Spokesman reports that the 18-year-old woman had told police she was provided alcohol and raped on the night of Sept. 2, 2016, in the basement recreation room of the Delta Upsilon house.

Pullman police Cmdr. Chris Tennant confirmed the department recently sent its findings to the Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office. He says investigators believe they have probable cause.

Pullman has not identified the suspect because he hasn’t been charged or arrested.

The fraternity’s charter was revoked weeks after the alleged incident in response to three other women saying they believed they had been drugged at the house.