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University of Iowa warns of eighth incident of sexual misconduct

Two campus assaults reported within days

The Pentacrest on the campus of the University of Iowa including the Old Capitol Building (center), Macbride Hall (top left), Jessup Hall (bottom left), Schaeffer Hall (top right), and MacLean Hall (bottom right) in an aerial photograph in Iowa City on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
The Pentacrest on the campus of the University of Iowa including the Old Capitol Building (center), Macbride Hall (top left), Jessup Hall (bottom left), Schaeffer Hall (top right), and MacLean Hall (bottom right) in an aerial photograph in Iowa City on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa on Monday warned the campus of a reported sexual assault involving acquaintances, marking the seventh crime alert on the academic year.

According to the alert, which was sent out Monday night, UI police received a report of a sexual assault perpetrated by an acquaintance on Saturday in a residence hall on the east side of campus.

Officers did not provide further details of the alleged assault.

Monday’s alert comes just days after officers notified the campus of a similar reported sexual assault that occurred Jan. 24, involving an acquaintance in an east side residence hall.

The UI Department of Public Safety this academic year has issued seven crime alerts, which included eight reported incidents of sexual misconduct, according to a UI spokeswoman Anne Bassett.

The university issues warning messages to campus when it receives crime reports — including sexual assault allegations — in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

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