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Rape Reported at Stanford University Student Housing

Stanford University has issued an alert about a rape that reportedly took place at a student residence on campus. The Stanford University Department of Public Safety was notified about a sexual assault rape that occurred at a student residence on the west side of campus. The incident occurred on Wednesday at 1:30 a.m. The victim and the suspect are acquaintances, according to police. The female victim described the suspect as light skinned, 6'3", 180 lbs, approximately 53 years old, with brown hair, brown eyes. This incident is being investigated by police and the university. 9 Hospitalized After Head-On Crash in Brentwood If you have information about this crime, please call the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413. Stanford University issued the following guidelines on how to report a sexual assult or rape: Car Slams Into Family Members Walking in Oakland Crosswalk • Ignorance of the law or of university policy concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment is not a defense. • Receive affirmative consent from your partner before engaging in sexual activity. Asian Art Museum in SF Sets Record for Largest Human Flower • Perpetrators may attempt to use alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault. Statistically, the majority of reported sexual assaults occur while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs may impair one's ability to judge whether or not consent has been given, but it is never an excuse for choosing to violate another person. • There are a number of drugs that may be added to beverages with the intent of altering the consciousness or incapacitating a person without their knowledge. These drugs are particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol and often produce amnesia, leaving a victim unclear about what occurred afterward. These drugs can facilitate criminal activity; most often acts of sexual misconduct or sexual assault. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, or if you aren't sure whether you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are a number of resources available to you at Stanford to inform you of your options and to support you in whatever path you choose to take in addressing the incident. For more information contact: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING Stanford Confidential Support Team 650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours) YWCA Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline 650-493-7273 CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) 650-723-3785 Faculty Staff Help Center 650-723-4577 NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND REPORTING Title IX Office 650-497-4955 Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office Stanford Police 911 (emergency) 650-329-2413 (non-emergency) 650-723-9633 (8am-5pm) ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Sexual Harassment Policy Office Stanford Sexual Assault Support & Resources: Not Alone Website - Sexual Assault Resources Handout Stanford Actions on Sexual Assault Photo Credit: Getty Images

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