Student Drugged and Raped in the Village Last Weekend

According to the UCSD Police Department’s daily report from Oct. 30 — the day the incident was reported — the rape likely occurred between 2:11 a.m. and 3:18 a.m. on Oct. 28 in The Village East Building 1. Neither the victim nor any suspects have been identified.

UCSD spokesperson Rex Graham said that the department would not make any statements regarding the occurrence until the investigation progresses further.

“As this is an ongoing police investigation, we are unable to comment on [the incident] at this time,” Graham said in an email. “We have no further comment.”

Last spring, several similar incidents occurred that brought attention to sexual violence on campus. On May 20, 2010, an unidentified female student escaped an attempted kidnapping by a male assailant near Geisel Library around 8 p.m. Two weeks later, on June 3, an attempted rape occurred in the apartments of Earl Warren College. In those instances, UCSD Police sent out a safety alert to the campus
that cautioned students against taking shortcuts across campus.  

UCSD’s Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention Resource Center launched a campaign last year to raise awareness of sexual violence and prevention on campus. University police also offer the Community
Service Office Program, a program that allows a student to call a community service officer to escort him or her around campus between sundown and 1 a.m.

The assailants in the incidents from last year are still unidentified.

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