Oakland University notifies students of reported sexual assault, says the suspect’s description is consistent with the 2019 incident
ROCHESTER, me. – Oakland University notified the community of an attempted sexual assault it learned about this month
The university sent a warning to the students stating that the attack had already occurred in May, but the victim reported it in October.
“It’s pretty scary at first when you see a notification like this,” said Liv Murphy.
Murphy, a junior at Oakland University, said the email definitely got her attention.
On Friday the university released information about sexual assault on students.
“The Oakland University Police Department has been reported that there was an attempted sexual assault on campus in May of this year, which was reported today, Friday, October 8,” the newsletter said.
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“When I read it happened in May, my first thought was, ‘OK, still scary, but I’m glad we’re still bringing it up,'” Murphy said.
“I was just glad that she was comfortable enough to come over and speak to someone who could do something about it,” said Koda Grasl, when she was sophomore.
The newsletter also states: “An investigation into the incident found that the suspect matches the description of a person who allegedly participated in a separate attack that took place on campus in October 2019, the suspect was described as an acquaintance of the person who filed the complaint. “
Grasl said she was glad the school informed her of the recent and previous incident.
“To think that this person might have done it multiple times. But unfortunately it often happens, ”she said.
Junior Kayla Youcha said it was a sad fact, but she’s glad the school takes things seriously.
“I’m not surprised. Unfortunately, it’s on every college campus, but Oakland is a pretty safe school. It’s one of the safest schools in Michigan. It’s very unfortunate, however,” said Youcha.
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