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Release: April 29, 2002

Public Safety receives report of sexual assault

A female University of Iowa student reported a sexual assault to the UI Department of Public Safety Friday, April 26. The alleged incident occurred between 2 and 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 7, 2001, in a family housing unit on the west campus. The suspect is an acquaintance.

Because the case is under investigation, no additional details are being made public at this time, said Duane Papke, DPS associate director.

The Department of Public Safety's Sex Crimes Unit is investigating the case. SCU officers provide a variety of services, including making referrals for services, facilitating medical treatment, collecting evidence, conducting on-campus investigations involving sex crimes, and coordinating efforts between assisting agencies, such as the Rape Victim Advocacy Program and the Johnson County Attorney's Office.