Crime brief: sexual assault reported

NI STAFF, NI Editors

Trigger Warning: The following article contains mention of a report of sexual misconduct.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, the UNI student body received an email regarding a rape reported to UNI police by a student.

The release stated that the assault was committed by an acquaintance in a residence hall between midnight and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. 

The only person responsible for sexual assault is the perpetrator.

  According to the email, “It is estimated that nationwide 20 percent of women and six percent of men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their college years. Data reveal nearly 50 percent of transgender people experience sexual violence. No matter the demographic, the most common type of sexual assault is not committed by a stranger but by someone known to the victim, typically a date or other acquaintance.”

Survivors of sexual assault or misconduct can contact UNI police at (319)-273-2712 and can also seek support by contacting the Riverview Center’s 24-hour sexual assault crisis line at 888-557-0310.