BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A Virginia Tech student has been arrested after what’s being called a “forcible fondling” of another student.

Virginia Tech’s police department says the alleged fondling happened late Friday, Sept. 4, at West Ambler Johnston Hall on campus.

Police report the two students do not know each other, a strange situation given that most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows.

It is unknown, at this time, where in the dorm this “fondling” happened and also how the accused was caught.

Campus police do offer programs to students on how to defend against sexual assault, such as Rape Aggression Defense for women, Resisting Aggression with Defense for men, and the One Love workshop. For more information, visit Virginia Tech Campus Police’s website.

There are also resources for those who are sexually assaulted:

  • Women’s Center at Virginia Tech: (540) 231-7806
  • Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley: (540) 639-1123
  • Kelly Oaks: Title IX Coordinator: (540) 231-8771
  • Katie Polidoro: Deputy Title IX Coordinator: (540) 231-1824
  • Cook Counseling Center: (540) 231-6557
  • Dean of Students Office: (540) 231-3787
  • Virginia Tech Police Department: (540) 382-4343

Police are advising students, in the absence of having law enforcement getting involved, to use safe judgement.

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