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UWPD Investigating 4th Degree Sexual Assault

Crime Alert

Incident date

April 27, 2017, 8:00 PM

Incident type

Sexual Assault

Location/address

Union South

Description

This morning, UWPD received a report from a person who reported a 4th degree sexual assault. The victim reported she was inappropriately touched by an unknown male during a dance class at Union South on Thursday, April 27, 2017 between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. UWPD does not have additional information to release at this time about the incident or the suspect.

The assault was reported to the UW-Madison Police Department, which is currently investigating the case. If you have any information about the incident, please call UWPD at (608) 264-2677.

Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. While nothing is failsafe, here are some suggestions everyone should consider:

  • Make sure you have consent. Consent is a clear and freely given yes, not the absence of a no.
  • When someone says no, you must respect that person’s decision.
  • Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful, inappropriate, or illegal actions, speak up and get involved, or contact someone else to assist.
  • If you witness something that doesn’t feel right, you can help by getting involved. Check-in and ask, “Hey, do you know this person?” or, “Are you OK?”

Please visit uwpd.wisc.edu/tellus and evoc.wisc.edu for more information about preventing sexual violence. See uwpd.wisc.edu/crime-data/clery-act/ for more information about Clery Act implementation at UW-Madison. For answers to frequently asked questions about Crime Warnings, see http://uwpd.wisc.edu/crime-warning-faq/.

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