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Alleged sexual battery reported

Observer Staff Report | Thursday, April 28, 2011

Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is investigating a sexual battery reported to campus police Wednesday, according to an email sent to students early Thursday morning.

A Saint Mary’s student was reportedly sexually assaulted at approximately 9:50 p.m. Wednesday evening, according to the College’s Director of Security David Gariepy.

The victim reported to police the crime occurred along a path beside Saint Mary’s Lake between Holy Cross Hill and Holy Cross Drive, according to the email.

Police reported the suspects were two white males approximately 5’10” who were wearing dark clothing. The suspects approached the victim and pulled her off the path before assaulting her. One assailant reportedly carried a knife.

The suspects fled on foot toward State Road 933, according to NDSP. Saint Mary’s students received an email from College security alerting them to the reported assault at approximately 11:40 p.m.

“Please use extreme caution when traveling to and from the University of Notre Dame as suspects have not been apprehended,” the email stated.