Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Why did police drop the investigation? Here's a hint.... It likely didn't happen.

The Newberg-Dundee Police Department has dropped a sexual assault investigation involving a George Fox student, who may face charges of filing a false police report, according to the university.

A posting on the university's website says that police determined that the woman’s complaint was unfounded. The unnamed student filed a report in mid-April, saying she was attacked in her apartment on the southwest side of the campus. In her statement to police, she said someone knocked on her door about 8 p.m. and when she answered it a man wearing a ski mask forced his way in and sexually assaulted her. 

When her two roommates returned about 9:30 p.m., they called security. The university sent out a campuswide email and bolstered security on the campus, located in Newberg. Local police also stepped up their patrols of the area.

“The safety of our students is our first priority,” said Brad Lau, vice president of student life. “The university responded appropriately to this report, and we will continue to take seriously any report of sexual assault or threatening behavior. We want to make sure this is a safe and supportive environment for all of our students.”

The statement said police have asked the FBI to review the case.

The student dropped out of the Christian university last year after filing the police report and has not been in contact with officials, the university statement said.