2 sexual assaults reported at Kent State University dorms under investigation

Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 12:38 PM EDT
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KENT, Ohio (WOIO) - Kent State University issued an alert to students Thursday warning of two recent sexual assaults at campus dormitories.

According to a statement from the university, the sexual assault incidents may have involved a guest of student residents.

Below is the full statement from Kent State University:

“During the investigation of a reported sexual assault in Manchester Hall, Kent State University received information about a possible second incident in Allyn Hall. The incidents potentially involved an individual who was the guest of student residents on the Kent Campus. Investigators believe that the incidents occurred between September 14 and 18. As the investigation continues, anyone with information should contact Kent State Police at 330-672-3070.

We continue to keep safety as a top priority. Kent State Police patrol our campus 24 hours a day through vehicle, foot and bicycle patrol. There are more than 30 blue light phones stationed across campus in parking lots and along sidewalks that connect immediately with campus police. In addition, a safety escort service is available by calling 330-672-7004. For more information about campus safety, visit www.kent.edu/campus-safety.”

The Kent State University Police log also references two separate incidents of rape on Sept. 7 and Sept. 19.

Campus police will continue investigating.