Rape reported in Arkansas Hall
Published: Monday, January 21, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 19:01
At around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, an 18-year-old female reported being raped at Arkansas Hall.
This report comes only two years after a similar report was made in December 2010.
According to the report filed on Saturday morning, the woman told officers, after being taken to a health facility, that she remembered only some of what happened to her.
“She remembered being outside and cold, then someone offering her a blanket to wrap in. After she was provided the blanket, they went inside an unknown room,” the report reads. “She stated that she remembered being very tired and the male subjects telling her not to fall asleep whatever she did.”
After the victim was released after 8:30 a.m., the police began an investigation into the assault.
UPD Officer Jarrod Long said at this time the police don’t know if the men are ASU students.
However, UPD did post campus safety alerts across campus on Sunday warning students of the incident.
According to the safety alert, the victim reported one suspect as a light-skin male, nearly 6 feet tall, with black tattoos on both arms. The alert also states the suspect has a Jersey Shore type of haircut that is spiked on top and buzz cut on the sides.
The second suspect, according to the victim, had dark skin and was possibly wearing a white hooded sweatshirt.
While Long said the police are still investigation the rape, his advice to students is to be awarE of their surroundings.
“They should never go out alone at night,” Long said. “They just need to make sure they have someone with them and always know what’s going on around you.”
Long said UPD will have more information later in the week. The Herald will report as soon as more information is available.