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ND student reports rape

Bill Brink | Friday, March 28, 2008

A female student reported an alleged sexual assault to the Notre Dame Security/Police (NDSP) on March 23, NDSP assistant director Dave Chapman said.

The police report on NDSP’s crime blotter listed the offense as “rape.”

According to Chapman, the alleged assault took place in a residence hall late Friday night or early Saturday morning. The student reported the incident to authorities Sunday, he said.

The suspect was an acquaintance of the student’s Chapman said, and was invited to the student’s room.

NDSP would not say whether the suspect was a student or in which dorm the alleged assault occurred. For privacy reasons, NDSP would not say whether the victim was taken to the hospital or received medical attention.

“The case is continuing and being investigated,” Chapman said.

The alleged sexual assault case is the first of its kind reported to NDSP this year, Chapman said.

In an e-mail sent to students after the interview, NDSP reported that “The student reported that the assault was committed by a male acquaintance that was an invited guest in the student’s residence hall room.”