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Rape reported near Ohio University residence hall

ATHENS, OH (WCMH) – - Ohio University has issued a crime alert after a rape was reported outside a campus residence hall.

According to the alert, it happened between 11:30pm and 1am on April 14-15, in the vicinity of Brown Hall.

The rape was reported Monday. The case is being investigated by the Ohio University Police Department.

The university offered the following crime prevention tips:

  • Survivors of crime are never at fault for their victimization. It is the perpetrators of these crimes who are responsible for their actions that make our campus less safe.
  • Sexual contact without consent is a serious crime.
  • If you see someone in need, there are ways you can safely intervene, including by being direct when safe and able, creating a distraction, or by delegating to others when help is needed.
  • When walking alone, consider walking with your phone in your hand.
  • If you feel threatened or uncomfortable in regards to your safety, please call 911.
  • Consider planning ahead to utilize the CATS Late Night free shuttle service between 5:30PM-3:00AM M-F, and 10PM-3AM on Saturday. Rides can be scheduled by contacting 740-593-4040 via text or phone.
  • If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, resources are available for help. For a list of confidential and non-confidential campus or community resources, please visit: https://www.ohio.edu/equity-civil-rights/Resources.cfm
     

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