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Athens Police Department releases two reports of rape from Halloween weekend

The Athens Police Department received two reports of rape over Halloween weekend, according to reports the department released Thursday.

The first incident allegedly occurred at about 9 p.m. Oct. 29 and APD has no suspects, according to the report. The report includes no further information.

The second incident allegedly occurred Oct. 30 at about 12 a.m. A 19-year-old woman reported that she had been raped by someone she knew, according to the report.

Both incidents are under investigation, according to the reports. The reports allege that both incidents occurred in the City of Athens, but do not provide a more specific location.

The incidents are the seventh and eighth alleged sex-related crimes reported to local law enforcement during Ohio University's Fall Semester. The Ohio University Police Department received a ninth report, an alleged rape, on Tuesday.

According to a crime alert OUPD issued for that incident Wednesday, a man allegedly raped a student in her dorm room in Sowle Hall at about 2 a.m Tuesday. The alert states that the two had communicated by Snapchat before meeting in the room, and he engaged in sexual contact after she denied his advances, according to a previous Post report.

In addition to the three reports received this week, APD and OUPD have received six reports of rape this semester. APD has received two and OUPD has received four. OUPD also received a report of solicitation.

During the weekend of last year's Halloween, OUPD and APD received two reports of sex-related crimes, according to a previous Post report. OUPD received a report of voyeurism and APD received a report of gross sexual imposition. Those were the 12th and 13th sex-related crimes reported to local law enforcement during OU's 2015 Fall Semester.


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