UC Police report 2nd rape in student residence in 5 days

The latest report follows a spate of reported sexual assaults and rapes of female students at UC Berkeley.

UCPD badgeUC Police sent out an alert Wednesday afternoon that they had received a report on Monday, Sept. 19 about the rape of a female student that happened on Saturday, Sept. 10 in a UC Berkeley residential hall.

No further details were made available. UCPD’s Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating the¬†crime.

There have been several reported rapes and sexual assaults of female UC Berkeley students since Cal started its new semester.

A rape was also reported to have happened the night after the latest one, also at a Cal residence hall. UCPD sent out the alert about that one on Sept. 15. The victim, a 19-year-old female student, was allegedly raped on Sunday Sept. 11 by a male acquaintance who was also a student and a resident of campus housing, UCPD said. 

Two Cal students also reported being victims of sexual assault¬†at Berkeley‚Äôs Greek Theatre on Saturday Sept. 10. A total of three¬†sexual assaults were reported at Diplo‚Äôs ‚ÄėMad Decent Block Party.

UCPD issued safety tips and reminders on Wednesday to the¬†campus community. They stated that “rape and sexual assault are never the fault of the survivor. It is the behavior of the perpetrator that is wrong; “80% of sexual assault and rapes are perpetrated by someone known to the survivor, and on college campuses 90% of survivors know their attacker.” In addition, they wrote: “sexual assault is a felony in the state of CA. Sentencing can include up to 10 years in prison, fines, registration as a sex offender and expulsion from the University.”

See the full alert, including the tips.

UCPD is asking anyone with¬†any information about the most recent¬†crime, or recent similar incidents, to¬†contact the University of California Police Department¬†Criminal Investigation Bureau. Tel:¬†510- 642 0472, 8am‚Äď5pm¬†during business hours, except holidays;¬†510-642 6760 at all other times.

UC Berkeley Police arrest suspect in sexual assault case (09.15.16)
3 sexual assault cases reported at Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party’ in Berkeley; 2 victims were Cal students (09.12.16)

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