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Penn State Police Investigating Sexual Assault Involving Student

by on February 06, 2014 11:36 AM

Penn State police are investigating the report of a sexual assault involving a student on campus.

Authorities say the incident reportedly happened between midnight and 2 a.m. Wednesday in the area of the North Residence Hall.

The residence hall is located in the north-central area of campus, adjacent to Park Avenue and Shortlidge Road.

Police say the suspect is known to the victim, who reported the assault to staff.

"It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the university community," Penn State police said in a prepared statement.

Penn State police also issued a safety reminder, urging students to:

- Use the Buddy System

- Report crimes immediately to police

- Report suspicious people or activity immediately to police

- Be vigilant to surroundings

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Penn State University Police at 814-863-1111 or anonymously HERE by clicking on "Report a Crime."

State College police are also investigating the report of a separate sexual assault. That incident was reported Tuesday afternoon. The assault occurred in January, police say. Authorities did not release additional details as it is still early in the investigation.

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Jennifer Miller is a reporter for She has worked in journalism since 2005. She's covered news at the local, state and national level with an emphasis on crime and local government.
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