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Western Alert details alleged assault at Ridgeway Sigma

The Western Alert emergency communications team sent out a crime notice to students at 5:01 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15. 

The crime notice detailed an incident of reported assault that happened at Ridgeway Sigma on the night of Oct. 11.

“[University Police] found an 18-year-old male student and resident lying on the floor outside the door to his room, face up, naked from the waist down with his pants around his ankles,” said the crime notice.

University police learned the student had taken psilocybin mushrooms and had “became erratic, out of control and aggressive,” according to the crime notice.

“We’ve added this crime notice to make us more responsive to the Clery Act,” said Paul Cocke, university director of communications and marketing, in a phone interview.

Two Clery Act crimes were allegedly committed including fondling and assault, according to the notice. The student was cited by university police “on suspicion of indecent exposure and 4th degree assault,” evicted from Ridgeway Sigma and trespassed from campus housing while a further investigation is conducted, the notice states.

The Clery Act is a protection law that requires colleges and universities to be transparent about crimes that happen on campus, according to the Clery Center website. There are four crime categories that colleges and universities are required to be transparent about, which include criminal offenses, hate crimes, domestic violence crimes and disciplinary action violations.

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