The Richmond Register

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September 3, 2013

Forcible sex crime reported at Eastern Kentucky University

RICHMOND — A person reported Thursday afternoon that a forcible sex offense occurred in an Eastern Kentucky University residence hall.

According to the online EKU Daily Crime and Fire Log, the crime was reported to have occurred at 4 p.m. in McGregor Hall. The incident was reported to authorities just 10 minutes later, according to the log.

The log states “an individual reported a sexual offense by a person known to them.”

No further detail about the reported crime was provided by the log.

EKU spokesperson Marc Whitt said no medical treatment was sought by the victim involved in the incident.

Whitt declined to say whether the alleged victim or suspect, or suspects, were EKU students. McGregor Hall houses both men and women, according to the university’s website.

Whitt said the incident remains under investigation by the Eastern Kentucky University Police, and no arrests have been made.

Last year, six forcible sex offenses were reported on EKU’s Richmond campus, according to the online crime log. During the 2011 school year, nine were reported.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

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