Student assaulted over weekend, per campus-wide alert

A female College student reported that she was sexually assaulted by an identified male undergraduate last weekend in a student residential facility, according to a campus-wide Safety and Security alert sent Wednesday night. Safety and Security director Harry Kinne said in the email that the alleged incident occurred on March 2 in a building on the southeast side of campus. Hanover Police is investigating the alleged incident with the help of Safety and Security.

The alert included a paragraph stating that victims are not responsible for perpetrators’ actions. Last fall, two alerts that reported sexual assaults also included this message.

“No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization,” the alert read. “Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects.”

Tuesday’s alert listed the contact information for nine campus resources, including the Dartmouth Bystander Initiative and the WISE crisis hotline, that “may help reduce the possibility of experiencing a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance and services.”

Like the alerts sent last term, Tuesday’s included the telephone numbers of Safety and Security, the Hanover Police Department and Safe Ride.

Kinne and Hanover Police chief Frank Moran could not be reached for comment by press time.


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