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UK Police release crime bulletin after report of rape

Posted at 8:35 PM, Oct 30, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The University of Kentucky Police Department has issued a crime bulletin after the report of a rape in a UK dorm. Police said the rape was reported on Tuesday, but allegedly happened in late September.

The female student said she was raped by a male student inside a residence hall, UK Police said in the bulletin. The suspect is known to the victim.

The crime is being investigated by the UK Police Department.

At the end of the bulletin, UK police listed the following safety precautions:

  • 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.
  • Request a FREE KENTUCKY WILDCAB ride through the Kentucky Wildcab app, available in the app store and Google Play. Kentucky Wildcab is available 10 p.m. through 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday when fall and spring semester classes are in session.