NEWPORT NEWS, VA (WWBT) - Christopher Newport University in Newport News has confirmed that Jesse Matthew, the Charlottesville man who is suspected of abducting Hannah Graham, was investigated for an alleged sexual assault that occurred at the university in 2003.
On Thursday, the university clarified its statement from Wednesday, saying, "A complaint against Mr. Matthew of sexual assault on September 7, 2003, was made by one of our students. The matter was thoroughly investigated by University Police. No physical injuries were reported. The victim chose not to proceed with a criminal prosecution. Federal law prohibits us from reporting on University disciplinary actions."
On Wednesday, CNU released a statement confirming details and indicating it would not make any more comment on the issue.
The statement in full:
Earlier on Wednesday, Hampton Roads NBC affiliate WAVY reported that CNU spokeswoman Lori Jacobs confirmed the investigation after she consulted with the Virginia State Police.