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Release: April 30, 2002

UI Department of Public Safety investigating alleged sexual assault

A female University of Iowa student filed a report of a sexual assault to the UI Department of Public Safety at 11:35 p.m. Monday, April 29. The incident occurred between 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. in a residence hall room on the UI campus.

The suspect is an acquaintance. This is the second report of a sexual assault in the past three days. This case is not related to the earlier report.

Because this case is also 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.