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Archive for Tuesday, August 27, 1996

WOMAN ASSAULTED TWICE BY ATTACKERS

August 27, 1996

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A Kansas University student was sexually assaulted twice late Sunday night as she walked away from a party, Lawrence police reported Monday.

About 11:30 p.m., an 18-year-old female was walking in a wooded area behind the row of fraternities in the 1400 block of Tennessee.

She had just left a party in the area when she was sexually assaulted by a white male, police spokeswoman Sgt. Susan Hadl said.

Minutes later, she was sexually assaulted again, also by a white male. The victim told police she was unsure whether the attacker was the same person.

Police were investigating the incident Monday and additional details were "still being pieced together," Hadl said.

"Students need to remember to be cautious," police Sgt. George Wheeler said Monday night. "If they're going out for the evening, they are better if they go in groups and avail themselves of things like SafeRide and group taxis."

Wheeler also recommended that people avoid walking in poorly lit areas.

SafeRide is a free taxi service run by KU's Student Senate.

The service will take students home from parties, class or friends' homes in the city without charge.

KU students should have their ID for the service, which will not take students to destinations other than home.

SafeRide runs from 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., according to the KU Information Service.

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