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San Jose State University water polo player accused of sexually assaulting two women at off campus party

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Officials are investigating after a water polo player was accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off campus San Jose State University party. (KGO-TV)

Officials are investigating after a water polo player was accused of sexually assaulting two women on the same night in San Jose.

Officials said this man may already be far away from the Bay Area.

The pool at San Jose State University is currently under construction and that's where an international student went to play water polo, but a few weeks into his freshman year he was accused of rape.
A university spokesperson confirms two women say the water polo player raped them at an off campus party over Labor Day weekend.

The university suspended him. "I think they did the right thing by suspending him, but they should have communicated it better I feel," San Jose State University Dabria Fong said.

Other students had a similar reaction. "Like when there's a hate crime or when recently we had a student pass away, they always send emails to every student and it's kind of weird we didn't get an email about this," San Jose State University student Alyssa Mero said.

San Jose State University officials said there was no ongoing threat and the suspect was under heavy scrutiny by police and the university. "I mean, I can't say I'm surprised that's for sure because it's definitely a big problem in our country, especially we're hearing about it more and more with the Brock Turner case," San Jose State University graduate student Amanda Trippler said.

Former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was released from jail last month after serving an intensely-protested three month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman at an off campus party.

In the case at San Jose State University, San Jose police said they've turned over their investigation to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

The water polo player has not been arrested or charged with a crime.

The university believes he's left the country.

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