Police investigate three assaults

By Sarah Garrecht

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Three women were allegedly sexually assaulted this weekend, in two off-campus incidents and one involving a fraternity house.

The first assault allegedly occurred early Saturday morning and was reported to the Tucson Police Department Sunday morning, said Sgt. Stella Bay of the TPD adult sexual assault unit.

Bay said the assault happened at an apartment complex near East Sixth Street and North Euclid Avenue. The victim is an 18-year-old UA student. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is still underway.

The University of Arizona Police Department was called early Sunday morning to respond to a separate report of a sexual assault at an apartment complex near East Blacklidge Drive and North Campbell Avenue.

TPD is handling the ongoing investigation, since the assault occurred off campus.

Bay said several people were involved, and she was unsure how many were students and how many were visiting for Homecoming.

Dean of Students Melissa Vito said, "a female student went to an apartment with four males and another female friend," but only one assault was reported, and it was not a gang-rape situation as far as she knew.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is underway.

The third alleged assault is in the preliminary stages of the investigation, as UAPD is "initiating another investigation into a rape that happened over the weekend involving a fraternity," said Harry Hueston, UAPD assistant chief of police.

The victim was being interviewed at press time, and her age and student status is unknown, as is the name of the fraternity allegedly involved.

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