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No charges after sex assault probe involving Victoria pro hockey players

Players on the East Coast Hockey League team were the subject of an investigation by Victoria police last fall.

Crown counsel spokesman Stan Lowe says after a comprehensive review, the B.C. Criminal Justice Branch concluded there wasn't a likelihood of conviction.

He says evidence in such cases must meet the Crown's "stringent charge assessment standard," and the public interest was not an issue in this case.

Lowe says Crown lawyers have met with police investigators and the complainant to explain their decision.

The investigation centred on allegations from a woman who said she was assaulted in a hotel room in mid-October during the team's training camp.

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