Second sexual assault of the semester reported during Clery Compliance Awareness Week

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The second sexual assault of the semester was reported on campus in residential housing this week, early Monday morning. 

The reported assault comes within two weeks of the first reported assault of the semester, and during 2020 Clery Compliance Awareness Week.

The assault occurred around 1 a.m. A timely warning, from Director of Public Safety Ryan Anderson, was sent out to students at 5:12 p.m. today. 

The suspect is described as a male who is known to the person who reported the sexual assault.

Public Safety was notified of the sexual assault on Monday at approximately 1 a.m. Public Safety could not comment at 5:51 p.m. today.

An email was sent out to students on Tuesday morning from Clery Compliance Officer Jose Obando to notify that Oct. 5 through Oct. 9 is Clery Compliance Week. 

The Clery report is required to be published annually to stay in compliance with the Clery Act. According to the Clery Center, the Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics.

According to Lindenwood’s 2019 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act,) Lindenwood reported nine on-campus rapes and one aggravated assault in 2018.

The email sent out today encouraged anyone with information about the sexual assault to contact the St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3300 or Lindenwood Public Safety at 636-949-4911.