Musicians Questioned in Alleged Hotel Room Sexual Assault

An adult woman told police she was drugged and attacked in a hotel room

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    A woman claims members of a rap group drugged her and sexually assaulted her after a concert at UC San Diego. NBC 7's Wendy Fry reports. (Published Friday, Apr 25, 2014)

    San Diego police are questioning six people connected to a UC San Diego rap concert as part of a sex assault investigation.

    Just before 3:15 a.m. a woman was found crying near Kearny Mesa Road, claiming she was drugged and sexually assaulted inside a hotel room.

    Lt. Mike Holden with SDPD's Sex Crimes Unit said the woman, identified only as an adult, attended a rap concert at UC San Diego with her friend Thursday night.

    Officials later confirmed they were questioning six people of interest, either members of, or affiliated with, a rap group called the UnderAchievers from Flatbush, NY, that performed at Porter's Pub.

    The group's Mercedes tour bus was parked outside of two hotel rooms at the Ramada Inn in Kearny Mesa.

    The woman claims she was on the dance floor when one of the rappers gave her a bottle of water. She told police she drank half of the bottle and felt dizzy afterwards.

    The next thing she remembers is waking up in a hotel room and felt she had been sexually assaulted, investigators said.

    Either the woman or her friend identified the two rooms at the Ramada Inn where the musicians were staying, according to Lt. Eric Hays.

    Officials said the six men staying in the rooms went willingly with San Diego sex crimes investigators to answer questions this morning.

    Detectives will secure rooms 181 and 183 to process any evidence found inside.

    At the nearby Residence Inn, officers approached three men sitting in a car in the hotel parking lot. The driver took off and led officers on a short pursuit along Clairemont Mesa Boulevard that ended near Mercury Court.

    Two of the men were taken into custody, officials said. A search of the area for the third suspect left officials empty handed.

    The men will face charges of failure to yield. SDPD says they have not been charged in the sex assault investigation.

    Check back for updates on this developing story. 

    Ed. Note: A previous version of this article included musicians on the Porter's Pub concert lineup from the same date in 2013. We regret the error.