VERMILLION, S.D. — In a story Oct. 30 about charges against two University of South Dakota football players in an alleged sexual assault, The Associated Press reported erroneously the charge Dale Williamson faces. Williamson was charged with second-degree attempted rape, not second-degree rape.

2 South Dakota college football players charged in alleged assault

Two University of South Dakota football players have been charged in an alleged sexual assault earlier this month at an off-campus residence

VERMILLION, S.D. — Two University of South Dakota football players were arrested Monday in an alleged sexual assault earlier this month at an off-campus residence, police said.

Vermillion, South Dakota, police said in a statement that Danny Rambo and Dale Williamson turned themselves in without incident. Rambo was charged with second-degree rape and Williamson with attempted second-degree rape.

School officials say they received a complaint last week about the Oct. 22 alleged attack and turned it over to law enforcement.

University president James W. Abbott says the school is cooperating with police.

“This is a very troubling accusation, and University Police will assist the Vermillion investigation in any way possible,” said Abbott.

Rambo is a junior defensive back from Texarkana, Texas, who was an honorable mention Missouri Valley Football Conference selection in 2016, according to the school’s athletic website. Williamson, from Donalsonville, Georgia, is a sophomore defensive back who played in five games last year.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

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