January 26, 2015:
Sexual Assault reported outside of Wiley Dining Court
Saturday night, Purdue police responded to a report of sexual assault outside of Wiley Dining Court. The caller advised police that “she was on the phone with her friend and that she heard a male voice before the phone went dead. There was no answer on call back for about 10 minutes,” according to the police log of events that night.
The caller advised police that she knew the area her friend was in and upon searching, found her friend with “her pants down, hysterical, and scratches all over her chest by Wiley Dining Court.” The victim refused medical attention.
Later that night, a resident assistant notified police that “a couple of her girls had observed a suspicious white male in a black hoodie out behind Wiley Dining Court.”
Police later determined that Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Gamma Delta chapter has cameras that face north, which is the direction that leads to the walkway of Wiley Dining Court.
Police are still investigating the incident, with the suspect still at large.
January 25, 2015:
Purdue WL has a report of sexual assault in the area of the 400 block of north Martin Jischke Drive. Avoid the area.
The incident occurred around Wiley dining court. The suspect was a white male, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. He was last seen heading in an unknown direction.
January 28, 2015:
The Purdue University student who reported being sexually assaulted on campus Saturday, Jan. 24 has retracted her account of the incident, according to Purdue University police.
Purdue police chief John Cox on Tuesday, Jan. 27 said the department’s investigation concluded the initial report was untrue. It was initially alleged that the student was sexually assaulted late Saturday night in the 400 block of North Martin Jischke Drive in the area of Wiley Dining Court.
“This is an unfortunate case, but we wanted to make sure the campus community was aware that there is no ongoing threat and allay any concerns the initial report might have caused. This case is now considered closed by the Purdue University Police Department,” Cox said. “At the same time, it’s important to reiterate that, as a community, we need to remain vigilant and continue to report any suspicious activity to police. Especially in the case of crimes of a physical nature against another person, the sooner we are notified, the sooner we can provide aid to the victim, make the campus community aware and begin our investigation.”