2 Sexual Assaults Reported At DePaul Within Last 2 Weeks
By Stephen Gossett in News on Oct 21, 2016 6:04PM
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Two people have been sexually assaulted on the DePaul University campus within the last two weeks, a university spokesperson confirmed to Chicagoist.
The most recent assault occurred early Oct. 20, at a residence hall in the 2300 block of North Clifton Avenue. at around 2:30 a.m., police confirmed to Chicagoist. An 18-year-old woman was assaulted by a known man, also 18, after leaving a party, Officer Barri Lemmon, a Chicago police spokesperson, said. The victim checked herself into Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition. No one was in custody as of Friday afternoon; and detectives are investigating, police said.
DePaul also received a report on Oct. 11 about an assault that happened in another residence building in the 2300 block of North Racine Avenue (Belden-Racine Hall) around the same time as the other attack. That incident is under investigation by the university, the DePaul spokesperson said in an emailed statement.
The statement started further:
"DePaul University takes reports of sexual assault seriously and is committed to offering a secure and supportive environment for individuals who report incidents of sexual and relationship violence. Resources are available from the Officer of Health Promotion and Wellness at go.depaul.edu/srv."
This post has been updated.