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Prosecutors received case of sexual assault allegations involving Winston on Tuesday

  • FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Bethune-Cookman in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston is under investigation in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a nearly a year ago, the university and Winston's attorney confirmed on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)

    FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2013, file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Bethune-Cookman in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston is under investigation in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a nearly a year ago, the university and Winston's attorney confirmed on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Phil Sears, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013, file photo, Florida State's Jameis Winston looks around during warms ups prior to an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston is under investigation in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a nearly a year ago, the university and Winston's attorney confirmed on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2013, file photo, Florida State's Jameis Winston looks around during warms ups prior to an NCAA college football game against Maryland in Tallahassee, Fla. Winston is under investigation in an alleged sexual assault reported nearly a nearly a year ago, the university and Winston's attorney confirmed on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)  (The Associated Press)

An assistant state attorney says prosecutors in Tallahassee did not receive information about sexual assault allegations involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston until Tuesday.

Tallahassee police investigated Winston in connection with a sexual assault that was reported nearly a year ago in an off-campus apartment. FSU records show the first report was made to campus police on Dec. 7 by a student at a dormitory. The investigation was handed over to Tallahassee police.

The case was not given to prosecutors until this week.

Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman says procedure for criminal cases in Leon County is for police to give information to prosecutors if there is evidence for an arrest, or if it is a "close call." She says police do not tell prosecutors when they have decided against pursuing an arrest.