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Sexual assault reported on campus

Police investigating incident reported to have taken place in a residence hall on Tuesday


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Posted Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – 12:15 a.m.

It was reported to the Oakland University Police Department on Tuesday, December 7, that a sexual assault took place in a residence hall on campus between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on that day. The suspect and the person who reported the incident were acquaintances.

The suspect is described as a male with brown eyes and black hair, approximately 21 years old. He stands approximately 5 feet, 6” tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds.

This notification is being released In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

Sexual Assault Prevention Information

The Oakland University Police Department recommends that campus community members familiarize themselves with what constitutes sexual assault and, as a community, be vigilant in stopping it.

  • Always seek consent. Stop your sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest, and especially if they say "no."
  • The absence of a "no" is not a "yes."
  • If you have sex with a person who is incapacitated or unable to resist or consent (due to alcohol, drugs or unconsciousness) you are committing a sexual assault.
  • Call for help if you witness a crime.
  • Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably is not the best place to be.
  • If you feel your safety is at risk, or need assistance or an escort on campus; please contact the Oakland University Police Department.

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