Roethlisberger charges to be decided Monday

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fredric D. Bright has scheduled a Monday afternoon news conference to announce whether he will pursue sexual assault charges against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

The district attorney’s options, according to a spokesman with the Georgia attorney general’s office in Atlanta, range from dropping the case to taking it before a grand jury in pursuit of felony charges of sexual assault or reducing the charge to a misdemeanor of sexual battery.

The Milledgeville Police Department and agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation conducted a monthlong probe into a 20-year-old woman’s accusation that Mr. Roethlisberger assaulted her in a nightclub in the early hours of March 5. The investigators’ findings were turned over to Mr. Bright late Tuesday.

“The investigation, interviews and report in the Roethlisberger matter have been completed and reviewed,” Mr. Bright said in a statement Friday. “We will be announcing the decision in this case in a news conference to be held on Monday.”

Mr. Bright declined further comment.

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