Friday, November 19, 2010

Report of attempted sexual assault at Augie determined false

Augustana College officials said Thursday that Rock Island police have determined a report of an attempted sexual assault on campus earlier this month was false.

Augustana spokeswoman Kamy Beattie said the student making the report violated the college's code of conduct, but a specific response from the college has yet to be determined.

"We're really looking at trying to weigh the concern for this individual and realizing we do have to hold a person accountable from our community that steps out of our expectations," she said. "It's up to the dean of student's office to determine what comes next."

She stated she did not know how police intend to proceed; an attempt to reach RockIsland police for comment was unsuccessful.