OUPD investigates alleged dorm sexual assault
The OU Police Department is looking into an Aug. 19 sexual assault incident in the dorms.
The student who reported the alleged assault said she visited another student in his Cate Center room when the resident grabbed her and initiated the contact, according to an alert on OUPD’s Campus Crime Alert Bulletin.
The suspect was identified and questioned. The victim was advised of resources available and how to pursue additional legal action against the suspect, according to the bulletin.
While the case remains open, the investigation is complete, OU police Lt. Bruce Chan said. No charges have been filed at this time.
OUPD advises students to take precautions to avoid incidents like these.
“Trust your instincts,” Chan said. “Those would be my parting words.”
Being alert and aware of your environment can help you avoid finding yourself in an uncomfortable situation.
If you do find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, be assertive about what you want or leave.
LINK: To learn more tips on prevention from the OUPD's website, click here.
Holly Davis Walker, Staff Reporter