Friday, October 4, 2013

WVU police say report of sexual assault on campus was unfounded

An investigation by West Virginia University Police determined that the report of a sexual assault near the downtown campus Monday evening was unfounded.

A 21-year-old woman, who was visiting campus, had told police she was assaulted by two men on Monday evening, when the university's annual FallFest concert was underway.

The woman told university police the assault happened near the Mountainlair student union between 9:30 and 10 p.m., according to a brief statement by the university.

Further investigation concluded the report was false, university officials said in a statement released Wednesday morning.