IMPD working with Butler police to investigate rape report

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind (Feb. 20, 2014)– Indianapolis Metropolitan Police (IMPD) and Butler police are investigating a report of rape on Butler University’s campus.

Butler University Police Chief Benjamin Hunter sent a warning to students about this situation:

“On February 16, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., a report was made to the University Police of a forcible rape. The report indicates the alleged criminal act took place at a campus residence hall on February 16 at approximately 3:00 a.m. In addition to reporting this crime, the survivor provided information that the suspect may have used force in another alleged sexual assault, previously unreported to the University. The suspect has been identified and the investigation is being handled by the Indianapolis Metro Police Department with University Police assistance. The University takes reported cases of sexual assault seriously. Victims of crimes are encouraged to report incidents to the University police for additional investigation. If you are a victim or have knowledge of these crimes, please contact Detective Bruce Allee at bballee@butler.edu or call 317-940-8856.”

Butler offers several resources to assist victims of sexual assault:

  • The University’s Victim Advocate can be reached 24 hours/7 days a week at 317-910-5572
  • The University offers a men’s peer education group. This group is open to any student to discuss male students’ important role in stopping sexual violence. You can find out more information about this group by contacting Andy Ryan at aryan@butler.edu or 317-940-8418
  • Programs and workshops regarding issues such as sexual violence prevention and response, dating violenc e prevention/response and healthy sexual choices are available through the Office of Health Education and Outreach Programs.