Sexual assault report surfaces

Police will present November case to prosecutor

| Senior News Editor

Washington University Police are conducting an investigation into the alleged assault of a female student by a male student in a fraternity house in November 2008, according to a statement issued by the police on Monday.

The alleged assault appeared in the media log of the Washington University Police Department (WUPD) over the weekend.

According to WUPD’s statement, the police have already interviewed both students involved “at length.”

WUPD is working with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Office, the University’s judicial administrator and the Greek Life Office in the investigation.

WUPD has not released the name of either the accused student or the alleged victim and has issued a no-contact order to the male student, who has been relocated to off-campus housing. In addition, the male student has been temporarily banned from on-campus fraternity-sorority events in order to protect the needs of both students involved in the case.

Director of Greek Life Ryan Jasen Henne said that Greek life on campus is committed to preventing sexual assault among its members.

“If as a community, it’s decided that this is something we need extra education on, we’ll definitely do that,” Henne said. “This is a topic that affects people. As we grow and mature throughout the whole undergraduate process, I’m sure there might be new ideas that might be more beneficial for our community.”