MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A Marquette University spokesman has confirmed for FOX6 News three sexual assaults were reported as occurring on the Marquette campus in November.
The first incident occurred on Saturday, November 15th between 1:42 a.m. and 2:05 a.m. It was reported on Tuesday, November 18th at 6:32 p.m. A Marquette spokesman says this was reported as a student being sexually assaulted by another student at McCormick Hall.
The second incident occurred on Friday, November 21st between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. It was reported on Sunday, November 23rd at 12:37 a.m. A Marquette spokesman says this was reported as a student being sexually assaulted by another student in Mashuda Hall. We're told the victim was transported to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center at Aurora Sinai Hospital in downtown Milwaukee.
The third incident occurred on Saturday, November 22nd between 7:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. It was reported on Sunday, November 23rd at 12:37 a.m. A Marquette spokesman tells FOX6 News this was reported as a student being sexually assaulted by another student in Mashuda Hall. The victim was transported to the Sexual Assault Treatment Center at Aurora Sinai Hospital in downtown Milwaukee.
These incidents were reported to the Milwaukee Police Department's Sensitive Crimes Division. MPD then followed up with the victims, and we're told the victims told MPD they didn't want police involved.
A Marquette spokesman tells FOX6 News the incidents occurring on November 21st and 22nd involve the same victim and suspect.
Marquette University has issued this statement to FOX6 News:
"Marquette University has worked diligently to implement and embed many educational programs on the important topic of sexual misconduct. Sexual assaults are widely cited as one of the most underreported crimes, but we are encouraged that an increase in reporting means our extensive education efforts are having an impact. It is a priority we will continue to emphasize, knowing that our awareness efforts will ensure the safety, security and well-being of each and every student.
Over the past four years, more than 8,000 students on Marquette’s campus have received sexual misconduct and prevention training. Any incident of sexual assault is too many. We encourage any student who is a victim of sexual assault to come forward so she or he can receive support and make use of the many resources the university and our community partners have to offer."
We're told this is the fourth year incoming Marquette University freshman have been required to go through a first-year sexual assault prevention training class.
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