SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — Two students at the University of Rhode Island and a third person have been indicted on charges of first-degree sexual assault.
The alleged assault on a female student occurred in September on the school's South Kingstown campus, according to the attorney general's office.
The two student suspects were identified Wednesday as 20-year-old Yaw Peprah of Lincoln and 19-year-old Estifanos Gizaw of Houston, Texas. The third person accused in the case is 18-year-old Marina Melillo of North Bellmore, N.Y.
The grand jury indictment was returned last week and announced Wednesday.
A woman who answered the phone at Peprah's home had no comment. A man who identified himself as Melillo's father declined to comment. And the phone rang unanswered at Gizaw's home in Texas.
It was not immediately clear whether the three had attorneys. They will be arraigned Monday in Washington County Superior Court.
URI spokesman Dave Lavallee said he could not comment on what disciplinary actions, if any, the students face.
Michael Healey, a spokesman for the state attorney general's office, said he did not know where on campus the incident occurred.
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