Campus receives sexual assault warning

Sara Bertsch Editor-in-Chief

The SDSU campus was notified of a sexual assault Sept. 3 occurring in an off-campus residence located on 1900 block of 8th Street.

The assault was reported at approximately 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31 to the University Police Department.

According to the alert, a female student filed a report that she had been sexually assaulted in her residence Saturday, Aug. 29.

In the timely warning provided to all students, it said that the victim knew the suspect.

The Brookings Police Department is conducting the investigation since the incident occurred off campus.

The timely warning was sent out in a campus-wide email, which is required by the Jeanne Clery Act. The act requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime reported on and around campus.

A timely warning is issued after the incident has already occurred. It contains information about the incident and how to prevent and avoid similar situations in the future.

The Clery Act requires the information be issued as soon as the pertinent details are available. Once all of the facts of a criminal incident have been found, the warning will be sent out.

UPD can be contacted by dialing 111 from a campus phone or 911 from a cellular phone. The UPD non-emergency number is 688-5117.