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Campus Alert issued after sex assault reported at UK residence hall

Posted at 4:42 PM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 16:42:50-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The University of Kentucky police have issued a safety warning following a report of a rape on the school's campus.

The sex assault was reported on Sept. 29. A female student told detectives she was assaulted by a male student in a residence hall on campus. The alleged suspect is known to the victim and the crime is currently being investigated.

UK police have issued safety precautions for students:

  • If you see something, say something. For emergencies, call 911.
  • Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
  • Whenever possible, look out for your friends when you go out together; walk together and make sure that everyone gets home safely.
  • Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service during the fall and spring semesters by calling (859) 257-SAFE(7233).
  • Park in well-lit areas, if available.
  • If possible, do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.
  • Turn over any requested items (purse, wallet, etc.).
  • If you choose to drink, be responsible. Alcohol is never an excuse to hurt another person.
  • Make statements with authority – “BACK-OFF! STOP! NO-WAY!” You deserve to be respected.