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UVic issue safety alert after sexual assault incident on campus over the weekend


According to a safety alert issued by UVic, Saanich Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred at UVic over the weekend.

The assault occurred at about 1 a.m. on Sunday, October 30th, in the wooded area near Cluster 60 Housing.

No other details have been released.

“An incident of sexualized violence against a student has been reported to Campus Security,” said the warning.

While UVic’s Campus Security says it patrols all areas—including student residences—they will be closely monitoring the area near Cluster 60 Housing.

“We can confirm that we are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning on campus at the University of Victoria,” Saanich Const. Markus Anastasiades told Victoria Buzz.

Anastasiades said that while the investigation is still early, police believe that the survivor and the suspect did not know one another.

“This is a very sensitive file, and we are working closely with the survivor by providing support.”

Anyone who might have information about this incident is asked to contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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