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Jan. 20, 2012

UI student reports sexual assault

On the morning of Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, the Iowa City Police Department (ICPD) responded to a report of a possible sexual assault from a female University of Iowa student who resides off campus. Since the reported assault occurred on campus, ICPD turned the case over to the UI Police, and it is currently under investigation by the UI Police. During the preliminary investigation, it was reported that the assault occurred in the area of the Becker Communication Studies Building or the Communications Center between midnight and 2 a.m. of the 20th. The suspect is a college-age white male with brown hair.

UI Police recommend people walk in groups as much as possible and report crimes immediately by calling 911. They also encourage the use of NITE Ride, Cambus, or other reliable transportation services. The UI Police offers Rape Aggression Defense training which is self-defense training for women. For more information please contact the UI Police at 319-335-5022 or

If you have any information regarding this crime, call the University of Iowa Police at 319-335-5022 or Iowa City Crimestoppers at 319-358-TIPS. Callers to Crimestoppers with information leading to a conviction may be eligible for a reward. Confidential victim advocacy services are available for all community members through the Rape Victim Advocacy Program's 24-hour crisis line at 319-335-6000. Visit for more information

This information is being released in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,