CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0552; fax (319) 335-0558
Release: April 29, 2002
Public Safety receives report of sexual assault
A female University of Iowa student reported a sexual assault to the UI
Department of Public Safety Friday, April 26. The alleged incident occurred
between 2 and 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2001, in a family housing unit on the west
campus. The suspect is an acquaintance.
Because the case is under investigation, no additional details are being
made public at this time, said Duane Papke, DPS associate director.
The Department of Public Safety's Sex Crimes Unit is investigating the case.
SCU officers provide a variety of services, including making referrals for
services, facilitating medical treatment, collecting evidence, conducting
on-campus investigations involving sex crimes, and coordinating efforts between
assisting agencies, such as the Rape Victim Advocacy Program and the Johnson
County Attorney's Office.