March 12, 2013
ARRESTS MADE IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE
University Police Department
investigators were able to develop information leading to the
identification of suspects in the Sexual Assault case described below.
Two suspects were arrested on March 11, 2013 for first degree rape, with
a third suspect arrested on March 12.
MARCH 10, 2013
POSSIBLE SEXUAL ASSAULT
preliminary information, here is what The University of North Alabama
knows about an incident that was reported this past weekend:
were called to ECM Hospital the morning of March 10, 2013, at
approximately 6:30 a.m. to check on the well-being of a student
who was in the emergency room. The female student who lives on the
3rd floor of Rivers Hall was allegedly taken to the 6th floor of
Rivers Hall at sometime during the evening hours of March 9, by a
suspect in the case and joined by several other males who had
non-consensual sex with the victim.
Any time there is a possibility
that a sexual assault has occurred at the University, the UNA
Police Sexual Assault Investigator, and a Rape Response Advocate
are notified. They responded to ECM and the residential
halls immediately to begin a follow-up investigation.
Investigators have talked with the
student. She met an individual on the elevator in Rivers
Hall, late on Saturday evening, and accompanied him to a room on
the 6th floor. Four individuals have been identified, three
are UNA students, and interviewed along with several witnesses.
The investigation is ongoing, and investigators are collecting and
evaluating all available information and evidence.
against persons are rare on the UNA campus. The University of
North Alabama spends significant time and resources to help students
learn how to make informed and healthy decisions that will enhance
their personal security and well-being. Our goal is to help
students learn the life-skills they need now and for a lifetime.
Crime prevention information is provided online at
UNA Police Department