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Investigation continues at SMC

Megan O'Neil | Friday, August 26, 2005

St. Joseph County Police continued Thursday to investigate an alleged sexual assault on the Saint Mary’s campus early last Saturday morning, officials said.

No arrests had been made as of Thursday, said Commander Brent Hemmerlein. He declined to comment on possible suspects.

The alleged victim, a Saint Mary’s student, told police she met a man at a local bar and then returned to campus with him to take a walk, police said in a statement. She told police she was then assaulted between 2 and 2:30 a.m. behind Holy Cross Hall, the statement said.

While Saint Mary’s continues to communicate with investigators, all information has been turned over to the St. Joseph County Police Family Violence and Special Victims Unit, College officials said.

“The student is back on campus and is attending classes, and we continue to offer her support as she deals with this situation,” said Nick Farmer, Saint Mary’s director of marketing communications.