University student sexually assaulted in residence hall

A 19-year-old University student was treated at the Fairview-University Medical Center emergency room Saturday evening after she was sexually assaulted in one of the residence halls.
University Police Sgt. Jo Anne Benson said the student lives in one of the residence halls on campus, but did not confirm where the assault occurred.
The assault is classified as a criminal sexual conduct rape on the police report. No suspect information was written on the report.
University Police Detective Charles Miner said he could not comment on the case, but did acknowledge that he was conducting an on-going investigation.
According to the police report, the assault took place sometime after 9:30 p.m. on Friday.
Police did an inventory of bedding, paper towels, clothing and a sexual assault evidence kit at the hospital.
The number of sexual assaults reported to the program tends to increase during the spring, Gibbons said.
She cited more seasonable weather and an increase in students’ free time as possible links to the increase in the number of assaults.
— Sarah McKenzie