Police investigate 3 reported sexual assaults at Utah State University campus

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LOGAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Utah State University Police is investigating three reported sexual assault cases.

The incidents were reported on Friday night and is said to have happened on campus, according to an alert sent out by the school.

Tim Vitale with Utah State’s Public Relations Department says police are investigating two alleged groping incidents and one rape.

“We want them to recognize there is a potential safety issue involved, and we want them to be alert and follow safe practices, and we want them to look after each other,” university spokesman Tim Vitale said.

Vitale wasn’t able to elaborate but says cops are trying to locate perpetrators.

No information was given as to whether the victims are male or female or if the perpetrators are male or female either.

Vitale says all three alleged assaults while 5,500 students where on campus celebrating the university’s annual Halloween Howel event.

” We had over 200 participants who had training earlier in the week by our sexual assault and anti violence office we also had 40 police on staff as well as advisers,” student organizer Cy Robinson said.

Police are still in investigating whether the alleged assaults are connected.

The three separate alleged assaults reported on Friday total four to be reported on campus.

Back in September, someone reported being sexually assaulted at a fraternity house near campus.

ABC4 has reached out to USU for more information on these incidents.

This is a developing story. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Anyone with information about these crimes is advised to contact USU Police by phone at 435-797-1939 or in person at 800 E. 1250 N.

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