Report: LA police investigating Chadima allegation
MADISON, Wis. (AP) 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 (http://bit.ly/GVAwHB) 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.
Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj
Updated March 23, 2012