U of M police investigate sexual assault on campus

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - University of Memphis Police is investigating an overnight sexual assault in South Hall.

According to the alert sent out to students, the complainant knew the male who allegedly assaulted her.

U of M officials sent out an email to faculty, students and staff, saying in part:

Police Services is investigating the report of a sexual assault that occurred yesterday evening, Friday, December 8, in South Hall. The incident was reported to police around 3:30 p.m. today. The male respondent is known by the complainant.

We asked students how safe they feel on campus.

"There's definitely times when I'm scared but for the most part I feel pretty safe," said UofM freshman Rebecca McNutt. "They do their best to have campus police services around. I know where I could go if I ever felt unsafe."

This comes after students protested on campus in October after two students claimed they were raped. The university also held a town hall meeting to address the cases.

Details are still limited at this time. We are working to gather more information.

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