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U of L Police, Commonwealth's Attorney Reviewing Escort Allegations

University of Louisville campus police say they are reviewing allegations that a former men's basketball staffer hired escorts to dance and have sex with recruits and players in a dormitory.

Katina Powell has alleged in a book released online over the weekend that former Cardinals director of basketball operation Andre McGee paid her $10,000 for dancers to perform 22 shows from 2010-14 at the players' Billy Minardi Hall dormitory. Powell said in the book she employed her three daughters, two of whom were minors at the time, as escorts.

The school reported those allegations to the NCAA and has launched an investigation.

University police chief Wayne Hall said Tuesday in a brief statement his department is also working with Louisville Metro Police and the Commonwealth Attorney's Office to review Powell's allegations against the program.

A spokesman for Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine confirmed the office is looking into the case.

"The allegations of criminal activity contained in this book cause grave concern to me and this community," said Wine, according to a statement provided by his office. "If my office receives credible evidence of sexual abuse or other criminal activity involving minor children, we will vigorously prosecute those responsible for those crimes."

McGee is currently an assistant at Missouri-Kansas City, which has put him on paid leave.  Both McGee’s attorney and Cardinals coach Rick Pitino have said McGee denies the allegations.