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An Ohio University Police Department cruiser sits outside the new headquarters based at The Ridges on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Rape reported in Jefferson Hall 

Ohio University Police Department released a crime alert late Wednesday night reporting a rape that allegedly occurred in Jefferson Hall, located on East Green. 

According to the alert, the incident occurred between 7 p.m Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday. The suspect is a college-aged white female who has brown hair and was wearing blue shorts at the time of the reported incident. 

OUPD took the report at 4:33 p.m. on Wednesday in which the female survivor said another female possibly drugged her and proceeded to engage in non-consensual sexual activity. The suspect and survivor met earlier in the day and agreed to meet at Jefferson Hall later that day, according to the report. 

OUPD released the report as the incident may pose a threat to those on campus. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact OUPD at 740-593-1911. 


Molly Wilson

News Editor

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