4 sexual assaults reported on Ole Miss campus in 17 days

4 sexual assaults reported on Ole Miss campus in 17 days
4 sexual assaults reported on Ole Miss campus in 17 days
Posted at 3:44 AM, Sep 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-28 23:47:23-04

OXFORD, MS (WTVA/CNN) - Authorities at the University of Mississippi are investigating reports of four sexual assaults that took place over 17 days.

The first of the four crimes - a sexual battery – reportedly occurred Sept. 8 at the Chi Psi fraternity, late in the evening, around 11:30 p.m.

A few days later, another sexual battery was reported at Crosby Hall on Sept. 14.

Two days after that, at the Kappa Sigma fraternity, another sexual battery in one mid-afternoon.

Lastly, on Monday, Sept. 25 at Brown Hall, another sexual battery reportedly occurred late in the evening, nearly midnight.

Ray Hawkins, the university's assistant police chief, says all four cases are still being investigated, and that the campus is still safe, despite these four cases.

“Well, it's a community. It's a community and we all work together toward making this community safe,” Hawkins said.

Hawkins did make the point that no assumptions should be made about whether the unidentified perpetrators are students enrolled at Ole Miss.

In the meantime, the investigation continues, and the victims will remain unidentified as well.

Hawkins also said that anti-violence groups on campus will provide help to those victims.

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