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Rape investigation underway at Creighton

Posted at 6:04 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 19:04:54-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A Creighton student was booted from campus, after being accused of sexual assault multiple times, dating back to the beginning of the academic year.

According to a message sent out to students, staff and some parents that 3 News Now received, there were several incidents of rape and fondling by a single student in the campus dorms, dating back to August 2020 through last week.

A Creighton spokesperson said they received reports about the student last Thursday and moved swiftly, removing them the next day.

The student is currently banned from campus, until further notice.

The spokesperson also tells 3 News Now that the Office of Equity and Inclusion is investigating the incident and cannot provide further details of the confidential investigation.

The message also outlines some tips people can do to avoid assaults, while also making it clear that a sexual assault is never the fault of the victim.

Sara Eliason with Women’s Center for Advancement seconds that.

“It’s never the victim’s fault. It doesn’t matter how much you were drinking, both partners have to give that free and willing consent,” said Eliason.

Eliason, who serves as Prevention and Education Director at WCA, says if you’re in a situation where alcohol is flowing, be aware of what’s going on around you and help those out that have drank too much.

“The answer is all of us have to work together as a community to prevent violence,” she said.