By Arek Sarkissian II
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday April 15, 2003
UAPD reports sexual assault at Corleone
A student was sexually assaulted early Saturday morning at a UA residence hall.
While details remain sketchy, a police activity report at the University of Arizona Police Department stated that the sexual assault, which occurred at the Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave., was classified as a forcible rape.
UAPD Cmdr. Kevin Haywood said his department was declining comment on the incident because it is still under investigation.
Officials at the apartments declined comment on the matter, referring all information to Jim Van Arsdel. He could not be reached for comment yesterday evening.
Many residents, including a resident assistant and the hall director at the complex said they didn't know the incident occurred. However, two students said they noticed several police cars at the complex at around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Saturday's incident was the third sexual assault reported to UAPD this semester. According to the Oasis Center, about half of the 200 people it councils every year are victims of sexual assault or abuse. Last month, a woman was sexually assaulted in Coronado Residence Hall and another at a fraternity party, during the same weekend. Both were classified as acquaintance rape, not similar to incidents that happened last year, Haywood said more than a week ago.
Haywood said investigation on those two cases is progressing, although slowly.