SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Police plan to send the findings of
their sexual assault investigation of Sacramento Kings player
Justin Williams to prosecutors but said Friday they do not know how
long that might take.
"We will do a complete and thorough investigation and then
forward that information to the district attorney," said Sgt. Matt
Young, a spokesman for the Sacramento Police Department. "At that
time, it will be up to them on how they'd like to proceed."
On Thursday, police announced they were investigating
allegations by a woman in her 20s who said she was sexually
assaulted by Williams at his home in the early morning hours of
Officers searched Williams' house and removed some items that
are being evaluated as potential evidence.
The player's attorney, William Portanova, issued a statement
calling the allegations against his client "unfounded."
"We are confident that this investigation will conclude with an
official determination that Justin Williams committed no crime,"
The team placed Williams on an indefinite leave of absence.
The 23-year-old reserve center is starting his second season
with the Kings. He averaged five points in 26 games with the team
He played his final two college seasons at Wyoming before
signing with the Kings as an undrafted free agent in summer 2006.
Williams was cut during the team's 2006 training camp and played
with the Dakota Wizards of the NBA's Development League before
rejoining the Kings in January.