University of Illinois drops sex assault investigation into Terrence Shannon Jr., attorney says

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Thursday, April 11, 2024
U of I drops Terrence Shannon Jr. sex assault investigation: attorney
The University of Illinois has dropped its sex assault investigation into Illini basketball player Terrence Shannon Jr., his attorney said Wednesday.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WLS) -- The university of illinois is dropping its sex assault investigtion into basketball player Terrence Shannon Junior.

His attorney confirmed to ABC7 Wednesday the university closed their investigation due to insufficient evidence.

Shannon is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Lawrence, Kansas while he was there attending a football game in September.

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The criminal case and rape charge against him in Kansas continues.

Shannon has denied any wrongdoing.

Statement from Shannon's attorney from December 2023:

Since September, when these allegations surfaced, Terrence has cooperated with law enforcement throughout the investigation, declaring his innocence from the beginning. Now, several months later, my office learned that formal charges were filed against him yesterday in Lawrence, KS. In less than 24 hours, my client responded, and he voluntarily surrendered to local authorities for processing and release. Terrence is innocent of these charges, and he intends to take his case to trial.

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