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Sexual assault reported at Notre Dame residence hall

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame Police are investigating another sexual assault case reported on campus.

The alleged sexual assault happened early Sunday morning at a residence hall, and was committed by someone the victim knew.

According to The Observer, a student-run newspaper, this is third sexual assault on Notre Dame's campus in October.

The Observer reported police sent out emails to faculty and students about two sexual assaults earlier this month, on October 1st and October 12th.  In all three cases this month, the sexual assault was committed by a non-stranger.

Police have also used the same wording in the emails, urging students to be aware of their own safety.

ABC 57 News obtained a copy of the crime alert  e-mail by a student:

CRIME ALERT

Sexual Assault Reported

NDSP is investigating a sexual assault reported to the department on October 30, 2011. The reported sexual assault was committed by a non-stranger in a residence hall during the early morning hours of October 30, 2011.

Sexual assault can happen to anyone at any time. College students are more likely to be assaulted by an acquaintance, which means that the person perpetrating the assault could be part of the campus community. Being aware of your own safety and watching out for your friends are important steps you can take to reduce the risk of sexual assault.

Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault is available from NDSP at ndsp.nd.edu and at the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention website http://csap.nd.edu.

To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity (crime may be occurring), fire or medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone or dial 574-631-5555 from your cellular telephone.

Case 2011-2505

*This is the only information that ABC 57 News has been able to confirm as of Sunday night.

Campus police are not commenting on the reported sexual assault. They said that all confirmed information needs to be released by the public relations department on campus.

Stay with ABC 57 News as we continue to follow this developing story.

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