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Rape Investigation on WTAMU Campus

"For most of our incoming freshmen this may be the first time they are away from home," says Chief Shawn Burns "For most of our incoming freshmen this may be the first time they are away from home," says Chief Shawn Burns

West Texas A&M is stepping up police presence on campus amid a rape investigation this afternoon. An incoming freshman reported she was sexually assaulted early Sunday.

University police have sent out a crime alert by e-mail to encourage students to better guard their safety on campus.

Most incoming freshman we spoke with who are moving into Jones Hall this afternoon were unaware of the investigation.

The Chief of Police is reminding them to walk in groups and stay alert on a campus.

"For most of our incoming freshmen this may be the first time they are away from home...The first time they are experiencing that additional freedom of not having set curfews. Not having somebody there saying you need to be home at this time and at this place," says Chief Burns.

Police tell us they have questioned three suspects but made no arrests.

They say the student was visiting an acquantance at Jones Hall late Saturday night and she told officials the rape happened early Sunday morning.

Police tell us they still want to talk to more people including others who were in this dorm at the time of the alleged incident

 

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