18-year-old reports being raped at UCO in Edmond

An 18-year-old woman reported being raped at 3 p.m. Friday in Central Plaza, a UCO residence hall. According to a campus police incident report, the woman knew her attacker.
by Silas Allen Modified: October 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm •  Published: October 22, 2012
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UCO had two reported forcible sexual offenses in 2010, the most recent year for which records are available, according to data collected under the federal 1990 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

There also were two forcible sexual offenses reported in 2009 and one in 2008.

Given the rarity with which sexual offenses have reported on campus in the past, UCO officials are alarmed that two incidents have happened within a month, said UCO spokesman Charlie Johnson.

Johnson, who has worked at the university for 12 years, said he can't remember another instance in which two sexual offenses were reported so closely together.

University officials plan to distribute leaflets with information on sexual assault, particularly among acquaintances, Johnson said.

The university is also requiring dorm resident assistants to hold floor meetings to address the issue of sexual assault.

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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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