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Knoxville Police Department Identifies Tennessee WR Von Pearson As Suspect In Alleged Rape

Update: Pearson has been suspended indefinitely by the Tennessee football program. 

Earlier: Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson has been named a suspect in an alleged rape, according to the Knoxville Police Department. 

Pearson, 23, was identified by the victim, according to officers. 

Here's the Knoxville Police Department's statement: 

On April 24th, 2015 at 6:00am, the Knoxville Police Department was alerted to an alleged rape which reportedly occurred at University Walk Apartments, 2308 Forest Ave. During the initial investigation, KPD investigators took statements from the victim, several witnesses, and alerted the Sexual Assault Center. This investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing. More information will be released when available. …Suspect was identified by victim as: Von Pearson, Knoxville, TN.

Tennessee officials have yet to comment on the matter.