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NDSP investigates attempted rape report

Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is investigating an attempted rape reported Monday, according to an email sent to students Monday evening.

The reported sexual assault occurred in a men’s residence hall on North Quad late Friday or in the early morning hours Saturday, police said. The assault was committed by an acquaintance of the victim.

NDSP said it has no evidence this case is connected with the incident described in the Crime Alert email it sent to the student body Saturday.

In the email, police warned students of the risk of sexual assault.

“Sexual assault can happen to anyone,” the email stated. “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.”

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from NDSP and the Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention.