The Virginia Tech Police Department (VTPD) issued a timely warning Monday, Nov. 11, regarding a report of a sexual assault that occured Nov. 2. The incident occurred in New Cadet Hall.
According to the release, the survivor and suspect are both Virginia Tech students and were acquaintances.
VTPD timely warnings and crime alerts are similar kinds of alerts; however, timely warnings are more specific to sexual assaults, VTPD stated.
In addition to the report, VTPD included several facts and information related to sexual assault. Some of these included understanding that the most common sexual assault incidents happen between acquaintances, that survivors are never responsible for the behavior of the suspect and to be active in stopping abuse in the community. Members of the community can go to http://stopabuse.vt.edu/Get_Involved.html to learn more.
Furthermore, to report a sexual assault and for more information on taking the next steps, people can go to www.stopabuse.vt.edu. Assistance is also available at the following resources:
Women's Center at Virginia Tech: 540-231-7806
Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley: 540-639-1123
Katie Polidoro, Title IX coordinator: 540-231-1824
Cook Counseling Center: 540-231-6557
Dean of Students Office: 540-231-3787
Virginia Tech Police Department: 540-382-4343