On Wednesday evening, the Athens Police Department received a call from a mandatory reporter who said a sexual assault had occurred.
On August 25, a suspect known to the victim sexually assaulted them in a residence on the east side of Athens, according to an APD police report. The victim's gender is unknown. The investigation is ongoing, and the incident does not appear to be related to any previous incident, according to that report.
This is the fifth reported sexual assault in Athens since the beginning of Ohio University’s Fall Semester. At least three of the four previous reports occurred near Mill Street, which has prompted APD and the Ohio University Police Department to partner in investigations.
University and law enforcement officials encourage students to utilize late-night services like the CATS shuttle service, which is available by calling or texting 740-593-4040.