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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"

This post has been updated.