Winthrop University students speak out after recent reported on-campus sex assault
ROCK HILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Security, which is the largest problem with pupils at Winthrop University, specially immediately after a pupil reported that a sexual assault occurred at Phelps Corridor.
Winthrop University Law enforcement say the assault transpired on Tuesday, November 16 just right before 10 a.m.
Ravyn Speigner, a member of the Govt Board with WU Pupils for Transform, suggests he was with a team of close friends when the College notified college students via e mail.
“I looked down and it was like this oh my gosh instant, this took place not only on campus but in a home corridor in the morning time,” he explained.
Police say the man accused, is just not even enrolled at the College.
“Which I find to be even a lot more about that another person could walk on to a campus, wander into a home hall, obtain a random pupil and assault them and then depart,” said Speigner.
Authorities say they are seeking for a white male who appears to be in his early 20s, muscular in stature, close to six foot tall or a little bit above, darkish brown hair, trimmed neat and near to head, blue eyes, explained as staying crystal blue or ice blue in look and getting light facial hair.
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During the time of the incident, law enforcement say the suspect was sporting a darkish blue/black baseball hat with little white in shade logo, a Carolina Panther jacket/sweatshirt. The vast majority of the product was mild blue in shade, with the shoulder spot becoming dark blue in colour, dim-colored, potentially gray, pants, and black athletics shoes, with white bottom trim.
Now, WU Learners for improve say it can be trying to get the University to acquire the reports of sexual misconduct critically just before this takes place again.
In the very last 3 a long time, the college has been given 18 reports of rape and 16 of these took place in a residence hall.
Winthrop University Pupils for transform is a coalition of students who fight for justice for sexual assault situations and other troubles that are mishandled by the university.
“Clearly, this is nobody’s fault.. we have a good deal of considerations and issues because from the time that WUPO, Winthrop University Law enforcement, figured out about this to when they told us was about 30 several hours. They claim they have good reasons for why they did that, but we’ve missing religion in the administration for the way they have taken care of matters in the earlier.”
Milo Wolverton says they are organizing to put extra tension on the administration to listen to their fears.
“When you glimpse at the photographs that they introduced of this perpetrator, rapist, it is really challenging to see him and it truly is due to the fact the cameras are truly terrible. We have been sitting down here protesting telling them that they’re not undertaking enough to protect college students, very well that’s some thing they should’ve performed and that is a little something that we are disappointed by” Wolverton reported.
WU Police say no suspect has been arrested yet.
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