Purdue police arrest man after rape reported on campus


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UPDATE (2/2/2018): The suspect in this case was found not guilty on two counts of rape. His personal information and photograph have been removed from this story.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.– Purdue police arrested a man in connection with a rape reported Sunday afternoon on campus.

The incident was reported on Feb. 12 at First Street Towers, located near 1st Street and MacArthur Drive.

A student in the College of Engineering of Madison, Indiana, was arrested and taken to Tippecanoe County Jail on a preliminary charge of rape, a level 3 felony punishable by 3-16 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.

The suspect and victim were acquaintances, according to Purdue police.

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