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.