BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Officials put a notice out to students at SUNY Buffalo State’s campus and the surrounding community on Tuesday that a female victim reported a sexual assault.
Officers say they’re investigating the victim’s report after she came forward to University Police, detailing the assault during a visit to a male student’s apartment in the Student Apartment Complex on Sunday night at about 11 p.m.
Police are working with the Erie County District Attorney’s Office and say they do know the suspect’s identity.
This has been a busy school year for University Police as they’ve investigated serious crimes. Within the first weeks of the school year alone, there were two armed robberies, a stabbing, and a sexual assault.
“Sexual assault can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone, male or female. If you are the victim of a sexual assault, you are encouraged to immediately contact University Police at (716) 878-6333 and seek medical attention,” University Police wrote in a notification of Sunday’s incident. “An on-campus advocate from the Counseling Center may be notified for immediate assistance. A report to University Police can empower the accuser by exercising her/his legal rights and can aid in the protection of others,” that notification went on to explain.
Students were also informed that more information about a victim’s rights and resources, including a form for reporting a sexual assault anonymously, can be found online at http://police.buffalostate.edu/sexual-assault-prevention
Anybody who has information about this or any other sexual assault on the campus is asked to call University Police at (716) 878-6333, or click here for more.
University Police are urging everyone to take safety steps on campus, especially by being aware of their surroundings and being careful in their social media interactions. Click here for more safety tips from police.