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University of Kentucky Police investigating rape

Posted at 4:32 PM, Oct 19, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The University of Kentucky Police Department is investigating a reported rape on campus.

A crime bulletin issued by UK Police said that a female student reported that she was sexually assaulted by a male student inside of a dorm sometime shortly after midnight on Friday.

Reportedly the victim knew the suspect.

UK Police said the alleged rape is under investigation.

Police did want to remind students, staff, faculty and visitors to take 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.