Four Assaulted at Kutztown University

Posted on May 16, 2011 by

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Berks County police along with Kutztown University officials are investigating two alleged rapes as well as two alleged attempts of sexual assault that occurred between March 26th and April 10th on the campus of Kutztown University.

The first rape supposedly occurred March 26th between 9:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. This incident was not reported until April 10th, when a second female victim came forward claiming she was raped on April 10th at approximately 4:00 a.m. The female says she was raped outdoors on a grass-covered quad, referred to by Kutztown University students as the D.M.Z.

The first sexual assault took place on March 28th between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Deatrick Hall. The second occurred on April 10th between 3:30 and 4:30 a.m. at Dixon Hall. All incidents were reported to Kutztown University public safety and police services. Faculty and students were notified of each of the incidents through e-mail as well as via the crime alert section of the KU website.

“This can be a good example to the seniors getting ready to head off to college,” said FAHS senior Kaley Kinek.  “It can be really dangerous to go out alone, especially late at night.  You never know what can happen.”

In each case, the female victim was able to name her male attacker. Although police have investigated and questioned the alleged attackers, no arrests or charges have been made. KU officials say that alcohol played a role in the attacks.

“These are some pretty scary events because Kutztown University is so close to us and because no charges were issued yet. Hopefully, things get straightened out and the student body can end the school year on a good note,” commented FAHS student Angela Heydt.

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