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Tallahassee Police Investigating Campus Rape Video posted on Social Media App

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Posted at 8:45 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-11 04:32:24-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - A video posted to the social media app, Yeti, is making it's way around the Florida A&M University community, after it appears to show, according to several users, someone being raped, near campus.

Tallahassee Police say they were called by someone who saw the post, which led them to Campus Walk Apartments on Wadsworth Street last Thursday. Officers say they could not find an apartment matching the one in the video.

TPD was contacted by Yeti, who is fully cooperating with officers, allowing investigators to find out who uploaded the video. Police say they've been questioning that person, as well as others associated with the post.

Since then, according to Jezebel, an online news site who initially reported the post, the video has since been taken down.

Usually, posts on the app that are related to FAMU (or any other college/university) are limited to those in that community.

We reached out to FAMU, regarding the incident, and its possible connection to the student community. They released the following statement: 

"After extensive review, in conjunction with several law enforcement agencies in the Big Bend area, we cannot confirm that the alleged incident as seen on Yeti is in any way connected to Florida A&M University or its students. We have exhausted all resources in trying to identify the individuals in the video and confirm the authenticity of the incident.

The University is committed to the safety of our students, and in no way condones acts of violence on or off campus, nor in the communities we serve. As evidenced in a recent grant the University was awarded from the Avon Foundation, the FAMU community has no tolerance for sexual violence, dating violence, or any other form of abuse and continues to offer its students training, education, prevention awareness, and other supportive resources in these areas." 

Tallahassee Police are asking if you know anything about the video, call investigators at (850) 891-4200.