No Indictment For 3 Johnson & Wales Students Accused of Rape

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A grand jury has declined to indict three Johnson & Wales University students who were accused of raping a female student at an off-campus apartment in Pawtucket.

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced Monday that a Providence County grand jury declined to indict Mohammed Aljohani, Tareq Alharbi and Mohammed Alsaqer, all of Saudi Arabia.

Kilmartin spokeswoman Amy Kempe says the office can't comment on the grand jury's findings.

The men were arrested Oct. 6 and charged with first-degree sexual assault.

The university suspended the men pending an investigation. A university spokesman told WJAR-TV the men were still suspended as of Monday.

Attorneys for Aljohani and Alharbi say their clients are relieved and appreciative of the legal process.

Alsaqer's attorney wasn't immediately available for comment.

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