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The Telegram
  • Police investigate sexual assault in UC locker room

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  • Authorities are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a female student that occurred at Utica College last week, campus officials said.
    The student was in the Clark Athletic Center when two unknown men followed her into the women’s locker room between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, according to a campus safety alert.
    At least one of the men sexually assaulted her at the time.
    The victim, however, did not report the incident to Campus Safety officials until Thursday, at which time the Utica Police Department and the rest of the campus was alerted to what had allegedly occurred.
    “It is possible that these individuals constitute a continuing risk to members of the college community,” the alert warns. “Please use common safety precautions when on campus and report any suspicious activity to Campus Safety.”
    It is unclear if the suspects are members of the Utica College community, were guests or are from the surrounding community, the alert states.
    The men involved have been described as between 5-foot-6 to 6-feet tall, with one described as black the other as either white or Hispanic, the alert states. Both men were wearing hoodies of unknown color with the hoodies down; one man wore black shorts with a white stripe, the other wore black sweatpants.
    One of the men was also wearing a face covering that appeared to be similar to a protective nose-guard.
    As the incident remains under investigation, additional safety measures have been put in place, it states.
    Anyone that might have information helpful in this investigation is asked to contact Campus Safety at 792-3046, or can report anonymously through the tip-line at 505-8470 or utica@tipnow.com.

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