Police Investigating Multiple Reports of Sexual Assault at Temple
Philly police are investigating multiple reports of sexual assault on and near Temple University’s campus.
CBS3 reports that officials describe the incidents as potential “date rapes” involving women who say they knew the alleged attackers.
This reportedly took place at the Johnson and Hardwick dorm buildings and at an apartment on the 1700 block of Fontain Street, where a sexual assault was reported as recently as this past Friday, according to CBS3.
Temple officials offered the following statement:
“Temple is committed to helping any student who experiences violence by offering full support and a variety of resources and services. The university has taken a number of steps in recent years to enhance education, prevention, intervention and adjudication of sexual misconduct complaints. These efforts include an ongoing collaboration with Women Organized Against Rape (WOAR), which maintains a satellite office on campus. Any member of the Temple community who wants to confidentially report an incident of sexual violence may call WOAR (the 24-hour hotline is 215-985-3333) to receive support and counseling from a trained volunteer. Reports may also be submitted anonymously to Temple’s Title IX coordinator via a new online reporting system. For more information about Temple’s resources for sexual misconduct, visit sexualmisconduct.temple.edu.”
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