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Victim of alleged on-campus rape won’t press charges
GSU police

A woman reported a rape occurred Sunday at an apartment on the Georgia Southern University campus, but chose to remain anonymous and does not wish to press charges.

However, the case must legally be logged as a report with GS University Police, said Jennifer Wise, communications director for the university.

According to police reports, the rape took place at a University Villas apartment on campus and was listed as a “strong-arm” or forcible rape.

“A member of the victim's family is friends with one of our officers and called to ask advice,” Wise said. “Our officer was able to provide information about available resources, including a criminal investigation. However, at this time the victim does not want a criminal case pursued and we have no specifics other than it occurred on campus property. But the law requires us to list it on our logs.”

According to reports,  five bags of evidence was collected at the victim underwent an examination and sexual assault kit by a SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) at The Teal House Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center on South College Street

Victims of sexual assault are urged to contact law enforcement or the Teal House at (912) 489-6060.

 

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.