Nacogdoches County Sheriff clears Stephen F. Austin fraternity after sexual assault claims
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The allegations were chilling: A woman claimed as many as 15 members of a fraternity at Stephen F. Austin University had sexually assaulted her in the woods during a fraternity party.

The woman making the accusation offered witnesses, photos and details to back her allegations.

But, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office on Monday closed the case, saying there's no reason to believe the woman was sexually assaulted.

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Sheriff Jason Bridges said on Tuesday the accuser will not be charged.

"There will be no charges against the accuser," Bridges told

He also posted a lengthy account of the accusations and resolution of the case on the department's Facebook page.

"Due to the magnitude of allegations that were made in this case, it was handled as a top priority by the Sheriff's Office as well as all other agencies involved," Bridges posted.

According to the sheriff's office:

The woman first reported being raped after having consensual sex with a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity in a car outside a party on May 7, 2016.

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The woman then said she believed she was sexually assaulted by three men in the woods outside the party, but couldn't identify any of them.

Bridges said the woman underwent two sexual assault examinations by a nurse with the results being consistent with consensual sex, but no evidence of an attack by multiple men.

Over the next month, the woman repeatedly contacted sheriff's investigators, offering names of possible witnesses, as well as identifying her alleged attackers. Bridges said the woman even broke down once during an interview with detectives.

The Sheriff's Office brought in the Texas Rangers to assist and the university began its own probe of the allegations.

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Investigators talked with 54 people and, Bridges said, found no one to corroborate the woman's claims. They also concluded that one man the woman identified as being at the party was in Dallas at the time of the alleged attack.

"Time after time, even after the Complainant’s stories changed and she accused different suspects, law enforcement continued to diligently investigate the case," Bridges wrote.

Bridges said nothing more will be submitted to a grand jury because there's no evidence a crime took place, but left open the possibility of pursuing the case further if credible evidence surfaced.

He declined to comment on the woman's motivation for making the accusations.

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