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University Campus Rapes/Assaults, FALL SEMESTER, 2010…INSIGHT (AND COLLEGE JUST STARTED!)

September 18, 2010

University Campus Rapes/Assaults, FALL SEMESTER, 2010…INSIGHT (AND COLLEGE JUST STARTED!)

Kidnapping and sexual assault investigation in the area of the University corridor, UC Riverside Campus…

News headline from the Riverside Police Department:

On Tuesday, September 14, at approximately 8:20 p.m., police received a call of a kidnapping and rape that just occurred in the area of the University corridor in the East Side Neighborhood of Riverside.  Officers contacted the female victim.

Based on the preliminary investigation, it appears that the victim was kidnapped at gun point outside of a fast food establishment and driven to a separate location off of Chicago Avenue, where she was sexually assaulted and then let go.

The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction in an older model tan minivan with tinted windows.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his early to mid thirties.  The suspect is approximately 5′ 6″, 160 pounds, with a mustache and dark hair combed back.  He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Laura Riso at (951) 353-7126.

Police investigate suspected Lenoir-Rhyne University, NC Rape…

HICKORY, NC —

Police are investigating a female student’s report that she was raped on Lenoir-Rhyne University’s campus early Sunday morning, September 12.

The 18-year-old victim told Hickory police she left her dorm to attend a party at another dorm. She was attacked when she left the party and walked home, said Sgt. Brett Porter with the Hickory Police Department. The victim told police she was not drinking at the party.

According to a campus-wide email notification that Lenoir-Rhyne University’s dean of students sent to faculty, staff and students Sunday evening, the assault occurred near the campus between 2 and 4 a.m. on Sunday. The email states Lenoir-Rhyne personnel are assisting Hickory Police Department with the investigation in any way necessary.

The student was taken to Frye Regional Medical Center on Sunday where evidence, including DNA and clothing, were collected. Patrol officers interviewed her Sunday. Investigators interviewed her again Monday night as they worked to investigate the case, Porter said.

“We are in the process of examining video from the university’s security camera system,” he said. “The school’s security personnel is being very helpful in assisting us in doing that. They’re also providing us information about card key entry into various buildings on campus.”

Investigators are working to identify and interview people at the party the victim attended. They will also interview the student’s roommate.

The student told police she was attacked in the 400 block of Eighth Avenue, but has been unable to pinpoint the location of the attack so police can search for evidence, Porter said.

Lenoir-Rhyne University has an emergency call box at each of its residence halls and at its two larger parking lots, said Norris Yoder, director of security for Lenoir-Rhyne University. Calls from the call boxes go directly to campus security, which is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week so someone will respond to a call.

Sunday’s case is the first sexual assault reported on campus this year. Three sexual assaults were reported in 2009.

Yoder said there were no calls to campus security on Sunday.

“We didn’t get any calls about this until the police department notified us that the victim was at the hospital,” he said.

That was at 4:32 p.m. Sunday, Yoder said.

Hickory police are asking students to remain vigilant.

“The Hickory Police Department’s position is that female students in a college environment should be aware of their surroundings and travel in groups when walking around campus,” Porter said. “Call in any suspicious activity you see to the police department.”

University of Georgia Student reports weekend rape: police search for suspect

An 18-year-old University student reported she was raped at an unknown location after getting into a taxi downtown early Sunday, September 5, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

The woman said she was driven around for about two hours, according to police, and she repeatedly told the driver her address and that she wanted to go home. At some point, the driver stopped at an unknown location and raped the woman, according to police.

The accused rapist is described as an Hispanic male in his 20s with a scruffy beard and a thick accent, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 pounds, ACC Police Capt. Clarence Holeman said.

The incident occurred between midnight and 2:55 a.m. The police made contact with the woman early Sunday at the corner of Baxter Street and Milledge Avenue, Holeman said.

Holeman said alcohol was involved in the incident.

The rape reported early Sunday marks the 13th rape reported in Athens since June.

At this time, though, Holeman said he would treat this rape report as legitimate.

“We’re not even thinking about unfounded claims,” he said. “We’re going to investigate it.”

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  1. September 26, 2010 at 4:57 AM

    Its a shame that these case are alarmingly high in university campus..

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