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University of Louisville campus police are saying that they are reviewing the allegations that we're published in a recent book by local madam Katina Powell.

"The University of Louisville Police Department, in consultation with the Louisville Metro Police Department and the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, is reviewing allegations regarding the men's basketball program," University police chief Wayne Hall said Tuesday in a statement.

Additionally, Andy Wolfson of the Courier-Journal reports that, if the allegations in the book are proven to have merit, both Powell and Andre McGee could face a criminal probe.

While her written admissions alone wouldn't subject her to charges, Commonwealth's Attorney Tom Wine said this week that if his office receives "credible evidence of ... criminal activity involving minor children, we will vigorously prosecute those responsible for those crimes."

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jeff Cooke, the office's spokesman, said Andre McGee, the team's former director of operations whom Powell says paid her, also could potentially be prosecuted as an accomplice.

Powell, 43, did not respond to messages left on her cellphone. Scott C. Cox, an attorney for McGee, said, "I am hopeful that any criminal investigation will clear coach McGee because he has not violated any criminal laws." McGee went on to work as an assistant coach at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he has been placed on administrative leave.

Wine said in a statement that his office is consulting with U of L Police and the Metro Police Crimes Against Children Unit regarding the possible criminal violations revealed in the book, which he says cause "grave concern."

A number of people have been asking these last few days about why this woman hasn't been charged with anything since she's basically admitting in print to both prostitution and pimping her underage daughters, well, there's your answer. Either she's going to be proven to be a liar or she's probably going to be facing criminal charges.