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4 Kansas students accuse dormmate of sexual assault

September 7, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a report that a University of Kansas student sexually assaulted four female dormmates during the first few weeks of classes.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of aggravated criminal sodomy and sexual battery, but was released from jail later that day without being charged. The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office sent the case back to police with a request for additional investigation. Police say the women reported being touched inappropriately from Aug. 23 to Aug. 30.

University spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson says the man is enrolled as a student but isn’t currently a resident of Oliver Hall, which houses both male and female students. She didn’t say whether he had been disciplined, citing federal privacy law.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com

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