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IU student arrested Wednesday on sexual battery charges


IU Police Department arrested a student Wednesday for the charge of sexual battery that occurred late Tuesday night at Read Center, Deputy Chief Shannon Bunger said. 

Jacob Leathers, 19, was arrested Wednesday after the survivor gave his name to IUPD, Bunger said. Leathers was interviewed by officers and confessed to sexually assaulting her. 

Bunger said the survivor, who is also an IU student, knew Leathers, and they were in the room together before he assaulted her. She reported the incident late Wednesday night and plans on pressing charges against Leathers. 

If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault or rape, there are resources to help. The Division of Student Affairs offers confidential support. To speak to a confidential victim advocate, call 812-856-2469 or email For more resources in Bloomington, click here. Call 911 in an emergency.

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