SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – The Salt Lake City Police Department has released a statement on a sexual assault allegation that was brought to its attention Wednesday.
The University of Utah Police told Salt Lake City Police that a student had reported to the university’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action about a sexual assault that reportedly happened at the Kappa Sigma Fraternity House in Sept. 2021.
Police say a student was sexually assaulted during a ‘Wine Wednesday” party at the fraternity. The student reports being sexually assaulted while in the “dance floor room.” The victim says the suspect was a stranger.
In response to this report, the university contacted the Salt Lake City Police Department to notify them of the incident. While the fraternity house falls within the university’s federally required geographic reporting area, the location is off-campus and within the Salt Lake City Police Department’s jurisdiction. If you know anything about this incident, please call the Salt Lake City Police at 801-799-3000, to provide information for any future investigation.
University leaders also visited the named fraternity house on Wednesday to confirm that no “Wine Wednesday” event occurred tonight.
The identity of the student who reported the assault remains unknown to Salt Lake City Police.
In a statement, Salt Lake City Police said:
“The Salt Lake City Police Department encourages all survivors of sexual assault to contact law enforcement to ensure the incident can be investigated and to ensure the victim receives immediate medical and mental health care and advocacy.”
Anyone who has information about the alleged incident is urged to call 801-799-3000 and reference the sexual assault safety notification released by the University of Utah for the alleged incident that occurred on September 22, 2021.
No further information has been released about the alleged incident.