Seattle Police say they are investigating after a student reported she was attacked and raped on the Seattle University campus last fall.
The incident came to light in a legally required security bulletin sent to the campus this week. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to notify students and employees about serious crimes.
According to the bulletin, the student reported the attack to campus security this week and said she was sexually assaulted by an unknown male in a nighttime attack sometime between the 1st of October and mid November 2017. We do not have additional information about when the attack occurred.
The student said the suspect attacked her as she left the Campion Cave, a snack shop in the basement of the school’s main dormitory, and was walking through the garden area outside the building.
The school says it is “evaluating future access to the Cave store at Campion Hall.”
Seattle Police confirmed they are investigating the case but had no other information to provide at this point.
There were 44 rapes investigated by police across the East Precinct in 2017, down slightly from 2016. Of those, 21 — nearly half of the total — were reported in the SPD beats covering First Hill and Seattle University.