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Police alert ND campus of assault

Observer Staff Report | Sunday, March 4, 2012

Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) alerted students in an email Saturday night of a reported sexual assault that occurred in the early morning hours of March 3. NDSP is investigating the reported incident.

Police said the reported assault was committed by a non-stranger in a residence hall.

They advised students to be conscious of the environment they are in and look out for friends to reduce the risk of sexual assault.

“College students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance than a stranger.  This means that the person perpetrating the assault could be part of the campus community. Being aware of your own safety and watching out for your friends are important steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual assault,” the email stated.