Update: Person banned from USI campus after sexual assault allegations



One person is banned from the University of Southern Indiana after multiple alleged sexual assaults happened on campus.

USI says Public Safety have been made aware of reported sexual assaults that occurred in housing.

One person has been identified as the alleged perpetrator and was removed from the campus.

USI officials sent out a RAVE alert to students but would not go into anymore details.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says the alleged assault was reported to USI’s Title IX Office.

The sheriff says he learned about the situation when Eyewitness News contacted him.

He says the sheriff’s office cannot investigate because the victim or victims did not contact law enforcement, and neither did the university.

USI has released the following statement:

“University of Southern Indiana Public Safety has become aware over the past week of reports of multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred in USI housing.  One person has been identified as the alleged perpetrator, who is known to those reporting the incidents.  This person has been removed and banned from the USI campus pending an investigation. 
We are issuing this Campus Safety Alert in accordance with the “Timely Warning” provision of the federal Clery Act of 1998. We are sending this message to heighten your awareness, to enable you to take actions, which can help increase your safety and aid in the prevention of similar crimes.”

All students are advised to practice personal safety and report any Title IX concerns to USI Public Safety at  812-492-7777, or the Title IX Coordinator, Carrie Lynn atcnlynn@usi.edu or 812-464-1703.

The USI Counseling Center is also available at 812-464-1864.

Original Story

One person has been banned from the University of Southern Indiana after alleged sexual assaults on campus.

USI officials say Public Safety has become aware of reports of alleged sexual assault on-campus.

The perpetrator has been identified and removed from campus while an investigation is underway.

USI officials say they sent out a RAVE alert to its students, but would not comment any further. The alert that went out can be found below:

Students say they will be receiving an email with more information.

We have a call out to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, but are waiting to hear back.

We will update information as it becomes available.

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(This story was originally published on February 15, 2019)

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