UW-Madison student sexually assaulted near academic building Saturday

A UW-Madison student reported being sexually assaulted around 11 p.m. Saturday outside an academic building on the university campus, according to a UW-Madison Police Department report.

The victim and suspect know each other, according to the report. The suspect has been identified, and the police investigation is ongoing.

The department is required to report sexaul assaults to students as part of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crimes on campus.

The department also recently launched a campaign called “Tell Us” encouraging students to report sexual crimes.

Approximately 20 percent of college women experience sexual assault across the nation, yet sexual assaults are one of the most underreported crimes on college campuses, according to the campaign website.

UWPD urges anyone with information on the assault to contact the department at 608-264-COPS.

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