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Bloomington Police Department receives 4 reports of sexual assault since Sept. 26


Editor’s Note: This story includes mention of sexual assault. Resources are available here

A rape was reported to have occurred Sept. 26 on North Roosevelt Street. 

Bloomington Police Department Captain Ryan Pedigo said the victim reported inappropriate sexual behavior.  

The case is still active, Pedigo said. 

Another rape was reported to have occurred Sept. 27 at South Walnut Street Pike.  

The case involved a reported rape in the stairwell of an apartment complex, Pedigo said in an email. He said the individuals are known to BPD. The case is still active. 

The BPD received another report of a rape that allegedly occurred Sept. 27 on South Lincoln Street. 

The case involved two acquaintances that had consensual sex, Pedigo said in an email. Pedigo said the woman believed the man possibly removed the condom during sex, which she said was not consensual.  

The information was provided to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office for review. The Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office determined they would not be pursuing criminal charges, Pedigo said, so the case was cleared. 

The BPD also received a report of a rape Sept. 28 that reportedly occurred on East Third Street.  

The report was delayed, meaning it was submitted weeks, months or years after the incident. 

Pedigo said the rape reportedly occurred in 2018. The victim told officers Sept. 28 that she was having flashbacks to when the rape allegedly occurred and believed she knew who the suspect was.  

The case is active. 

A list of resources is available here if you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment or abuse. 

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