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UPDATED: Sexual assault reported on campus

UPDATED: Sexual assault reported on campus

Updated Sept. 9, 2013 at 5:55 p.m. 

A sexual assault was reported on Saturday Sept. 7 in Lewis Hall according to the Texas A&M University-Kingsville University Police Department.

The police report stated the incident occurred around 3 a.m. to 6 a.m., and the complainant came forward with the report at approximately 3 p.m. later that day.

“In the early morning hours of Sept. 7, sometime after midnight, the female reported that they [she and friends] had been at an off campus party and she had become acquainted with a male who offered them a ride back to the campus,” TAMUK UPD Chief Felipe Garza said.

Garza said UPD is independently handling the situation, and are still in the process of piecing the story together.

“We are taking what she’s reporting very seriously,” he said. “We’re following protocols and gathering evidence.”

UPD has already questioned the suspect, a TAMUK student but no charges have officially been filed, Garza said.

Sept. 8 2013 1:41 p.m.

A sexual assault has been reported on Saturday Sept. 7 in Lewis Hall according to UPD.
The suspect is a white male, 6’1 with dark hair, a muscular build, and could possibly be a TAMUK student. He wore a pink tank top at the time of the incident.
If you have any helpful information, contact UPD at 593-2611.

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One comment

  1. As a very old graduate of TEXAS A AND I and having worked with various law enforcement agencies as well as at a domestic violence shelter, I would encourage the university to establish if not already a FAST RESPONSE TEAM, as a proactive approach that will be readily available to respond not only to the victim who is the primary concern of a crime but to the students and parents.

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