Sexual battery reported at KU’s Jayhawker Towers
The Kansas University Public Safety Office received a report of a sexual battery that allegedly occurred in KU’s Jayhawker Towers campus apartments early Sunday.
A caller alleged that “forcible fondling” had occurred between 3:30 and 5 a.m. Sunday, according to a narrative of the incident on www.crimereports.com.
The narrative has since been removed from the website because the victim did not want to file an official police report, KU spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson said.
Barcomb-Peterson said it is not uncommon for students tell the Public Safety Office about alleged crimes without filing a report.
“Victims want to know what their options are and sometimes may not want to pursue the case through the criminal justice system,” Barcomb-Peterson said.
Though no official report was filed, Barcomb-Peterson said KU PSO took note of the incident. KU’s Institutional Opportunity and Access is also aware of the incident, even though the victim chose not to pursue legal action, Barcomb-Peterson said.
“Institutional Opportunity and Access has been notified, as is standard practice, even if the case is not pursued through the criminal justice system,” Barcomb-Peterson said.