IU police investigating rape reported at off-campus fraternity house

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.– Indiana University police are investigating a reported rape at The Phi Delta Theta fraternity house.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and was reported around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

The victim is a 21-year-old student, but no information has been released about a suspect.

IU Police said this is the 7th reported forced sexual offense they are investigating this school year.

As the temperatures go up, police said there’s an increase in the desire to party, binge drink, and do illegal drugs. Police are warning students to look out for friends, especially during next weekends Little 500.

“Next weekend, we’ll have an emergency operations center set up where we’ll all be together and monitoring and being able to move resources around the community as needed,” Lt. Craig Monroe with IU Police said.

If you feel you might be the victim of a sexual offense, contact police or another agency as soon as possible.

“We don’t actually have to do a report, we don’t need to pursue criminal charges, if the victim does not want that, but we will get you a pamphlet with some resources and try to get you medical and psychological attention,” Lt. Monroe added.

A list of campus resources can be found by clicking here.