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Fraternity Issues Statement on FSU Sexual Battery Investigation

By: FSUPD Release, Gary Parker, Mike Springer Email
By: FSUPD Release, Gary Parker, Mike Springer Email

FSU Police are investigating an alleged case of sexual battery at a fraternity house party.

The incident occurred just after 10 PM last night at the Kappa Alpha fraternity on West College Street.

The victim was an 18-year-old FSU female student attending the party.

It is unknown at this time whether or not the suspect is also an FSU student or associated with the frat.

Police say the victim's drink had allegedly been tampered with.

"It serves as a very good reminder certainly that, as we've said many, many times, that if you go out and go to a party or whatever to watch your drink," Major Jim Russell of FSU Police said.

Police say this is the first reported case of sexual battery on campus this school year.

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[UPDATE] 9-23 3pm -

The Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office releases a statement:

The Kappa Alpha Order National Administrative Office is collecting information regarding an alleged sexual assault on Thursday, September 22.

Local members and fraternity officials will continue to assist local authorities and University officials as the process continues. There are not additional details at this time.

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Tallahassee, Florida - September 23, 2011 -

On 9/23/11 at about 12:06am, the FSU Police Department received a report of an alleged sexual battery that occurred at 418 W. College Avenue (Kappa Alpha fraternity) sometime around 10pm on 09/22/11 during a party. The FSU Police Department has an ongoing investigation related to this crime.

The case is related to tampering with a beverage and students out and about on campus are not considered under immediate threat due to this incident. Police are following up on a number of leads and also request that if anyone who was at the listed address immediately before, during, or after the time of the offense, or has information related to the offense, contact Sgt. Randy Hunter that the FSUPD via 850-644-1234 850-644-1234.

While police have some rudimentary suspect information, release of this limited information would not be beneficial to the successful apprehension of a suspect at this time.

Persons who want to provide information but want to remain anonymous can contact Big Bend Crime Stoppers at 850-574-TIPS. Remember, with Crime Stoppers, you do not have to give you name, and the information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to 1000 dollars.


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