Campus Police Investigating Possible Rape At UCLA Fraternity

WESTWOOD (CNS/FOX 11) - UCLA police were investigating a report Thursday that a female student was sexually assaulted in a building near the campus over the weekend.

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The student reported to police about 5:45 p.m. on Sunday "that she was sexually assaulted while incapacitated between (Saturday) at approximately 11:15 p.m. to (Sunday) at approximately 9 a.m. in a building in the neighborhood west of campus,'' Nancy Greenstein of the UCLA Police Department said in a statement.

Greenstein said she could not confirm a report in the UCLA Daily Bruin the woman reported she was raped at a fraternity house on Gayley Avenue.

According to the newspaper, police logs indicate the woman was unconscious or asleep at the time of the alleged crime.

Greenstein said the suspect was described as a white man, about 20-years-old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with dark hair and brown eyes.

"Detectives are working with the victim to identify the location of the reported crime,'' Greenstein said. ``UCLA PD detectives are pursuing a number of leads in this case.''

UCLA officials said they have been active in educating students about a new law that passed in January when California became the first state to approve very specific guidelines as to when sexual consent is given.

In essence, "Yes Means Yes" legislation dictates that a person can not give consent if they are incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.

The exact circumstances of the alleged attack were not released, however anyone with information on the case was urged to call UCLA police detectives at (310) 825-9371, and refer to case number 15-0216.

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