Sexual assault investigated on Emory campus



ATLANTA - Emory University police are investigating a sexual assault that allegedly happened on campus.

The female victim said the incident occurred along Eagle Row on the Emory campus between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. Thursday, according to a public safety notice sent to students and employees.

"It's pretty bad that it's happening here. Usually when we get that email, it's usually not on the Emory campus," sophomore Eric Yao told Channel 2's Michael Buczyner about the incident police said was reported Sunday.

"It's pretty startling. I mean, no one ever wants to hear news of that," adds senior Hannah Prager. "Things can happen. It only takes one isolated incident for something to go drastically wrong. Even if you feel safe, anything is possible."

Freshman Tracey Okwara echoed the same sentiments, saying, "You don't really think that things will happen on campus, you feel protected."

The victim, who received medical treatment following the assault, was unable to provide police a description of her attacker.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to call Emory campus police.

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