A federal grand jury has indicted a Stanford football player for allegedly downloading and distributing videos that show a female player being raped.
The complaint was unsealed Friday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco.
The complaint alleges the player and others in the Stanford football program illegally downloaded and distributed video of a woman being raped on Oct. 5, 2015, at a party.
The Stanford football team has been suspended and Stanford Athletics has been placed on indefinite suspension.
The charges in the case relate to the alleged sexual assault of a Stanford University student, but not the victim.
The victim was not named in the complaint.
The U.K.-based media company Gawker filed the lawsuit against the players.
A spokesman for the University of California, San Francisco, said Friday the university has not had contact with the Stanford athletes and does not comment on pending litigation.
The video was allegedly recorded by a friend of the victim, who is not identified in the court filing.
It was released on Dec. 8 and shows a woman in a black and white bikini being forced into a bedroom.
She says she’s raped by her coach, a fellow player and a friend, who are not identified.
The woman says the coach grabs her by the neck, puts her into a back door and throws her into the water.
She struggles to get away.
The accuser said she was then raped by a third person, who then jumped into the pool.
The University of Colorado Boulder released a statement saying the university will continue to support the victims of sexual assault and sexual violence.
“The University is committed to providing the highest level of support and resources to those who have experienced sexual violence,” the statement read.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.