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Oct. 7, 2010

Student reports sexual assault

The University of Iowa Department of University Housing and Dining received a report of a sexual assault from a female student. The report states the assault occurred at Hubbard Park at about 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. The suspect is an unknown male. The victim has not reported the incident to the Department of Public Safety so there is no current investigation under way. However, the Campus Security Act dictates that the university issue a timely warning. The UI Department of Public Safety always encourages the reporting of crime as it occurs but respects the victims' wishes if they do not want to report the crime.

UI Police recommend people walk in groups as much as possible and report crimes immediately by calling 911. They also encourage the use of NITE Ride, Cambus, or other reliable transportation services.

If you have any information regarding this crime, call 319-335-5022 or Iowa City Crimestoppers at 319-358-TIPS. Callers to Crimestoppers with information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a reward. Confidential victim advocacy services are available for all community members through the Rape Victim Advocacy Program's 24-hour crisis line at 319-335-6000.

This information is being released in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu