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NDSP investigating reported sexual battery

Observer Staff Report | Friday, April 29, 2011

Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is encouraging students with any information about the sexual battery reported near Saint Mary’s Lake late Wednesday evening to contact investigators immediately, NDSP director Phil Johnson said.

“We are trying to reach out to anyone who may have been walking around Saint Mary’s Lake, the area of the Grotto, Holy Cross Hill, anywhere around the lake, between about 9:30 p.m. and a little bit after 10 p.m. on Wednesday evening,” Johnson said.

Johnson said students with any information regarding the sexual assault should contact Capt. David Dosmann at (574) 631-8430.

NDSP is currently investigating a sexual battery reported to campus police after a Saint Mary’s student was assaulted on the path between Holy Cross Hill and Holy Cross Drive. Police reported the suspects were two white males approximately 5’10” who were wearing dark clothing.

Saint Mary’s and Notre Dame students were informed of the incident late Wednesday via email.

 “[The assault] continues to be actively investigated,” Johnson said.