A 19-year-old IU student reportedly raped another 19-year-old student Feb. 9 at Wright Quad.
A 20-year-old student initially reported the incident Feb. 10, telling a live-in IU Police Department officer a student had been fondled, IUPD Capt. Craig Munroe said. He said further investigation into the assault led police to reclassify it as a rape.
The rape happened between 3 and 4 a.m. Feb. 9, Munroe said.
He said he couldn’t disclose the gender of either of the students involved but confirmed the students knew one another.
“No matter the situation, you need compliance,” Munroe said. “It’s not the victim’s fault when these things happen.”
When a rape is reported on IU’s campus, students typically receive a notification from IU-Notify about the incident. Munroe said students were not alerted about this because IUPD has a suspect, and there is no continued threat to students.
Students receive an email when crimes such as unsolved robberies or sexual assaults are ongoing threats to students, according to the IU-Notify webpage. More information about when students should receive these notifications is available here.
No arrests have been made. Munroe said the case is under investigation.
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