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January 16, 2015 at 7:46 PM

Sexual assault, spiked drinks reported after UW fraternity party

UPDATE, 1:10 p.m.: University of Washington Police have identified the fraternity that hosted Friday night’s party as Pi Kappa Alpha.

As of Saturday afternoon nobody had come forward with additional information, police said, but UWPD Maj. Steve Rittereiser said investigators will be reaching out to people who attended the party and members of Pi Kappa Alpha.

Rittereiser said the fraternity president “has indicated he wants to be very cooperative,” during the investigation.

The university also will be investigating Friday’s party and has suspended all social activities at the fraternity in the meantime.

“We have no tolerance for anything that jeopardizes the health and safety of our students and we will take swift action against those who attempt to harm members of our community,” Denzil Suite, UW vice president for student life, said in a statement.

ORIGINAL POST: A University of Washington student told police a male attempted to have forcible sex with her early Friday morning after a fraternity party where three other females reported that their beverages may have been spiked.

Around 1:20 a.m., a UW female student felt coerced into accepting a ride back to her residence hall from a male who had also attended the party at a fraternity house in the 4500 block of 21st Avenue Northeast, according to the UW Police Department. She was offered a drink while she was inside the car, and after consuming some of the drink she reported feeling “very strange and no longer in control of her body.”

The male then drove her to a parking lot, stopped the car and attempted to have forcible unwanted sex with her, police said in a message sent to all UW faculty, staff and Seattle campus students. The victim told police she was able to get away and return to her residence hall.

The female didn’t provide a vehicle or suspect description and declined medical attention, police said. Three other females who attended the same fraternity party reported to police that their beverages may have been spiked.

Police didn’t release the name of the fraternity Friday evening.

Anyone who was a witness or has information regarding the crime or the suspect is asked to call the UW Police Department at 206-543-9331. Additional crime prevention information is available through UW Police Community Outreach at 206-616-0873.

 

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