UCLA water polo player from Glendale arrested on suspicion of rape

UCLA freshman water polo player who hails from Hoover High School in Glendale was arrested on suspicion of rape after a female student reported the alleged assault to campus police, university officials said Monday.

Hakop Jack Kaplanyan, a red shirt freshman who plays the attacker position on the team, is out on $200,000 bail after being taken to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Inmate Reception Center downtown.

Kaplanyan was arrested Wednesday in connection with the alleged attack. He is due in court to face charges April 25.

University officials did not release many details about the alleged incident.

In a statement they said Kaplanyan, 18 and an undeclared freshman, "has been suspended from the university, subject to an appeal." The incident remains under investigation.

A female student reported that Kaplanyan, who was an acquittance, had raped her inside his residence hall, said Nancy Greenstein, UCLA Police Department spokeswoman.

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