Sexual assault, drugging reported near UO

Sexual assault, drugging reported near UO

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on May 18, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Updated Monday, May 19 at 7:57 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon alerted students Sunday to two alleged felony incidents. One incident involved an alleged sex assault near campus, the other involved the drugging of a student at a university fraternity house.

The email alert came just two weeks after the university came under fire for its handling of a rape investigation involving three basketball players.

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In the alert, officials said a female UO student was reportedly drugged at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity on May 10. The alert also said another woman had allegedly been sexually assaulted and found disoriented off campus near the frat house on May 17.

The student who was supposedly drugged was not sexually abused, according to police.

The woman who alleged sexual assault was not a student, but found near campus at 18th Avenue and University Street early Saturday.

Delta Tau Delta spokesperson Book Pritchett said the fraternity was aware of the investigation, but would not make a statement while police were pursuing the cases.

Some students were surprised that Delta Tau Delta could be involved in such incidents.

"You wouldn't think that fraternity would be the one with issues," said student Tracey Janzen.

"It's definitely a little scary to think this stuff happens," said student Jonathan Morgan.

Suspects in both cases have not been identified and officials are investigating the incidents.

"I don't want to be around campus alone now," said student Maddie Vansell.

Neither of the alleged victims filed a police report.  Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call Eugene police at 541-682-5111.

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