From Sept. 8-14, three instances of sexual misconduct were reported on Auburn University's campus, including two reports of rape.
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, Auburn students received an alert from Campus Safety stating that a woman disclosed to Auburn police that she was raped at a fraternity house Friday night. She did not recall details of the incident but disclosed physical injuries consistent with rape, the email says.
This report comes on the heels of two other cases of sexual misconduct on Auburn's campus.
On Friday, Sept. 10, a female student reported being forcibly touched by a stranger who jogged by her while on her way to Aubie Hall in the Village. According to the email sent by Campus Safety on Friday, the incident occurred at 12:55 a.m. when the student was walking toward the Mail Loop. Video evidence shows the male later attempted to follow two females into Oak Hall without success. He later left campus on foot before heading east on West Magnolia Avenue.
Campus Safety is currently working with police to investigate the incident reported Friday morning, given the video evidence they have at their disposal.
Two days earlier, on Sept. 8, Auburn students received an email alert stating that a female student reported being raped and physically assaulted in an on-campus residential facility a week before.
The incidents described in emails on Sept. 8 and Sept. 10 were reported to confidential, on-campus resources; both victims chose not to report the incident to the Auburn Police Division or the University's Title IX Office at this time.
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Police have not made arrests at this time.
“Auburn Police and Campus Safety and Security personnel are being made aware of the reports and will be on the lookout for suspicious behavior during increased patrols and while monitoring security camera systems,” Campus Safety said. “If any additional information is reported or found through investigation, action will be taken based on what is found."
Students are encouraged to immediately report any criminal or suspicious activity to police so that it can be investigated, Campus Safety said
Reports can be made 24/7 to Safe Harbor at 334-844-7233 or firstname.lastname@example.org or to Rape Counselors of East Alabama at 334-705-0510. When possible, all criminal activity should be reported to police immediately by calling 911 or activating an emergency blue light on campus, Campus Safety said.
In the emails, Campus Safety and Security included a list of reminders to students, which include that crime is never the victim's fault and to not allow unauthorized individuals into a residence hall. If someone enters who does not belong, immediately notify police, Campus Safety said.
The Security Shuttle is also available for door-to-door on-campus transportation from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week.
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