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Possible Sexual Assault Reported To PSU Police

A possible sexual assault in an East Halls residence hall was reported to Penn State Police at about noon today.

According to a PSU Alert, a female student told police that a male she knew may have drugged and sexually assaulted her in an East Halls dorm room on Jan. 30 between midnight and 11 a.m. The PSU alert was sent out at 1:47 p.m. today. Police provided no other information about the incident. Penn State University Police can be reached at (814) 863-1111 with any information.

This is the sixth reported sexual assault against a woman at University Park so far this semester. Recently, President Barron accepted the 18 recommendations provided by the Sexual Assault Task Force, which he expects will make Penn State a model for sexual assault prevention, and includes provisions to transform the sexual assault investigation process from a hearing model to an investigative one.

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Mindy Szkaradnik

Mindy is a senior majoring in Print Journalism, Spanish, and Global and International Studies. She is the 12th member of her family to attend Penn State, she loves Bruce Springsteen, and her friends are always making fun of her for talking too much about study abroad. She can be reached on Twitter (@mszkarad) or via email ([email protected]).

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