Report: Police investigate Chadima

MADISON, Wis. -- The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating an allegation that former Wisconsin athletic official John Chadima sexually assaulted a student employee.

Detective Jesse Alvarado confirmed the investigation to the Wisconsin State Journal on Friday. Alvarado would not give details, citing confidentiality in sexual assault cases.

Chadima was suspended and resigned in January after a male student employee accused him of grabbing his crotch at a pre-Rose Bowl party at a Los Angeles hotel in December.

In January, an LAPD spokesman told the State Journal the department was not conducting a criminal investigation. But this week, Alvarado said in a letter to a Madison resident that the department had begun a criminal investigation.

Chadima's attorney did not immediately return a message Friday evening.