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Nov. 14, 2007

UI Police investigating reported sexual assault

University of Iowa Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred on campus during the early morning hours of Oct. 14.

According to a report filed with UI Police by the victim on Nov. 7, she was sexually assaulted in a room in the Hillcrest Residence Hall.

UI Police confirm that three Iowa football players are being questioned in connection with the investigation. No arrests have been made, and the players' identities are being withheld at this point in the investigation.

UI Police are being assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa City Police Department.

Jim Saunders, a spokesperson for the DCI, confirmed that UI Police have requested assistance. He stated that agents and criminalists have been sent to the UI campus to assist with the investigation.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Charles Green, UI Police, 319-335-5026,