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Incident reported to NDSP

Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is investigating a report of forcible fondling that occurred early Sunday morning, according to an email sent to the student body Monday evening.

The incident involved two visitors to campus who had met earlier in the day, the report stated. The fondling occurred in a non-residential campus building on the south edge of campus.

The report was made Monday to the department. In the email Monday evening, police advised students to protect themselves from unwanted contact or sexual assault by being aware of their surroundings.

“Forcible fondling and other sexual assaults can happen to anyone,” the email report stated. “People are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance than a stranger. 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.

“Perpetrators may target people who have consumed excessive amounts of alcohol or those to whom they have given drugs.”

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu or through the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention at http://csap.nd.edu.