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‘Non-consensual sexual contact’ incident reported on Eddy Street

| Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) announced in an email to the campus community Wednesday a report of “non-consensual sexual contact.” The alleged incident took place on Eddy Street Commons outside of Brothers Bar & Grill early Sunday morning, according to the email.

The reported incident involved a male, who has not yet been identified, “inappropriately and non-consensually touching” a female student. The male is thought to be of student age and was described as “a white male with sandy blonde hair, no facial hair, blue eyes, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a slender build,” according to the email.

The email said the victim reported the assailant had an Australian accent, but it is not clear if it was genuine. He also reportedly approached several other women in the area around the time of the incident.

The NDPD has been in touch with the Saint Joseph County Special Victims Unit regarding the incident. Any individuals with information are encouraged to report it to the Saint Joseph County Special Victims Unit.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from NDPD and the Title IX office.

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