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Creighton's Maurice Watson Jr. is a suspect in alleged sexual assault, Omaha police say

Creighton's Maurice Watson Jr. is a suspect in alleged sexual assault, Omaha police say

Creighton basketball player Maurice Watson Jr. is a suspect in an alleged sexual assault in Omaha, police said Thursday.

According to an incident report, a 19-year-old woman said Watson had nonconsensual sexual intercourse with her in the bathroom of a midtown residence about 3 a.m. on Feb. 4. Officer Michael Pecha said no arrest has been made and that an investigation continues.

No. 23 Creighton on Wednesday announced that Watson has been suspended from all athletic-related activities since Feb. 13. The senior sustained a season-ending knee injury last month and had surgery in his hometown of Philadelphia on Feb. 6. Watson has not responded to requests for...

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