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IU police investigate 2 reported rapes

Posted at 2:00 PM, Apr 17, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Police Department is investigating two reports of rape from over the weekend.

A woman reported the first rape to police Friday night. She said she was walking back home from a Little 500 concert around 11 p.m., when she was raped by two men near the intersection of 14th Street and Dunn Street.

A 19-year-old student also reported being raped early Sunday morning. 

Around 12:45 a.m., IUPD officers were patrolling near dorms in the central neighborhood of campus when they found a female student sitting on the ground and crying. 

The student told police she had left a house party on Bryan Avenue. She told police that she was approached by three men as she walked alone on Bryan Avenue, was thrown to the ground between two houses, and was raped by one of the men. She told police it happened around 12:00 a.m. about one block east of campus. 

The men then left the area. Officers searched the area, but did not find any suspects. 

According to police, two of the suspects were described as wearing shorts and a t-shirt. The third was described as short in stature wearing shorts and a tank-top. 

Police say the student did not know the suspects. She was taken to a hospital. 

IUPD put out a mass notification around 2:45 a.m. alerting students to possible danger in the area of Bryan Avenue. Police say they do not believe that there is an ongoing threat at this time. 

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