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Sexual assault reported

Kaitlynn Riely | Thursday, September 18, 2008

Police are investigating an incident of sexual assault reported by a student, Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) said in an e-mail received by students Tuesday.

The reported sexual assault was committed by an acquaintance of the student in a residence hall on campus Sunday, the e-mail said.

Police were notified of the reported assault late on Monday, NDSP Assistant Director David Chapman said Wednesday.

Chapman said he could not give more detail than provided in the e-mail to protect the victim and the victim’s rights.

NDSP is currently investigating the reported assault, he said.

The crime alert page on NDSP’s Web site shows the last reported sexual assault on campus occurred on July 6, when a student reported that an assault, committed by an acquaintance, occurred on campus in a residence hall.

More information about sexual assault prevention, as well as resources for survivors of sexual assault, can be found at ndsp.nd.edu or at the Office of Student Affairs Web site osa.nd.edu/departments/assault/, the e-mail said.

To report crimes, suspicious activity, fire or a medical emergency, dial 911 or dial 574-631-5555 from a cell phone, the e-mail said.