Student reports sexual assault on Murray State campus


MURRAY, Ky. (KT) — The Murray State University Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that was reported on campus over the weekend.

Murray State Police sent out a notice of the reported assault in compliance with the “Timely Warning” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

The notice said a student on Monday reported being sexually assaulted outside an academic building on the campus by a person the victim met on a social media app. The sexual assault was reported to have occurred in the late hours of Sunday, Sept. 8, police said. The notice said Murray State Police are conducting an investigation and that university officials and community partners are providing recovery resources to the reporting student.

Shawn Touney, Murray State’s executive director of marketing and communication, provided an update on Tuesday to the original notice that was sent out Monday.

“As an update to this from (Monday) afternoon, the Murray State Police has identified a suspect, a non-student, who has since been banned from campus,” Touney said. “The MSU PD is working with the Commonwealth’s Attorney on the appropriate enforcement action related to the case.”


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