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Four sexual assault reports in one month at IUPUI

Posted at 10:19 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 10:19:00-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Students are concerned after a fourth sexual assault was reported Sunday at Indiana University Purdue University — Indianapolis campus.

All of the incidents have reportedly happened at University Boulevard and West North Street.

The area around University Tower has become well known for being the place where these sexual assaults are happening.

Students are saying they want to know more about what the university is doing to make sure it doesn't happen again.

"We don't know what they're doing," Delia Curtis, IUPUI student, said. "... The emails always say they're investigating, but what else are they doing — are there more police officers on campus? I know there's a safe walk program, but are they letting more people know about what it is and how to get to it."

RTV6 did reach out to university representatives Sunday but have yet to hear back.

In August, someone was sexually assaulted while sleeping at the University Tower. Earlier this month two incidents of fondling in the University Tower were reported to campus police. One included an aggravated assault.

Saturday, a woman walking behind the tower was approached by a man who grabbed her breasts before riding off on a bicycle.

RTV6 is still working to find out if any arrests have been made in these cases.

"I feel like they should be catching these people and I don't know if they are," Alli Wagner, IUPUI student, said. "They don't give us any more information than what's in the email."

IUPUI representatives sent out safety tips to students:

  • Look out for the safety of others
  • Reminders to obtain consent for sexual contact
  • Stay in well-lit areas
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Travel in groups
  • Let your friends know where you're going

"I feel bad for the university — it's not their fault, and it makes them look bad because this is a great school," Curtis said. "Like, this was my first choice. I love it here."

None of the students RTV6 talked to are blaming the university, but still, there is a call for more information from officials.

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