BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Tech Police Department has reported two cases of sexual assault in a residence hall.
Police say both the incidents occurred in the Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Community Residence Hall in the 185 block of Kent Street. One assault happened on Wednesday, August 24 and the other happened on Friday Aug. 26. In both incidents police say they each knew each other and were described as acquaintances. The offender is a Virginia Tech student.
Police say the incidents meet the elements of rape as defined in Virginia Code 18.2-61 and strangulation as defined in code 18.2-52.6.
Authorities say the details are limited to protect the identity, privacy and rights of the victims.
The college wants students to know they have several resource options available, resources include:
- Women’s Center at Virginia Tech: 540-231-7806, email@example.com, womenscenter.vt.edu
- Cook Counseling Center: 540-231-6557, ucc.vt.edu
- Women’s Resource Center of the NRV 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 540-639-1123
- Title IX Coordinator Katie Polidoro: 540-231-1824 , firstname.lastname@example.org , safe.vt.edu
- Dean of Students Office: 540-231-3787, email@example.com , dos.vt.edu
- Virginia Tech Police Department: 540-382-4343 , firstname.lastname@example.org , police.vt.edu
In addition to the listed contacts safe.vt.edu/ has guidance on filing out anonymous and formal report forms.
Virginia Tech says sexual assault prevention is a community responsibility.