Ole Miss investigates 4th sexual assault

Ole Miss investigates 4th sexual assault
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

OXFORD, MS (WMC) - University of Mississippi police officers are investigating a fourth sexual assault reported on campus this semester.

The police department issued a crime alert about the assault at 2:13 a.m. Tuesday.

"UPD is investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred on 9/25/17 at Brown Hall. UPD received this report at approximately 11:53 p.m. The incident is reported to have occurred at Brown Hall."

Out of the four assaults reported this month, two were at dorm halls and the other two at fraternity parties.

To stay safe on campus, Ole Miss released the following tips:

  • Attend events with friends
  • Do not accept an open drink from anyone
  • Let a friend know your plans
  • If you are alone, call UPD for a security escort 662-915-7234
  • Use the Live Safe App
  • Immediately report any crime to UPD 662-915-4911

"Staying aware is the most important thing to me. I always stay with my friends, and I bring pepper spray everywhere I go, especially if I know I'm going to be alone," Ole Miss Junior Maddie Bierster said.

Victims of sexual assault at the university can receive counseling sessions at Lester Hall.

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