Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Oregon police determine that sexual assault at OSU 'did not occur'

Investigators with the Oregon State Police announced today that they have not found any evidence of a sexual assault in a case that was reported at Oregon State University early last month.

OSP said that a student reported the assault on May 4, saying an unknown man had entered her residence hall room and assaulted her.

But after extensive investigation, state police "determined that the reported sexual assault did not occur as reported" and that there is no specific threat to the community in connection with the alleged assault.

OSP added, however, that it encourages "all survivors of sexual assault to report those assaults to the appropriate law enforcement agency for investigation."