WEST CHESTER, PA (CBS) – A West Chester University student has been charged with rape for reportedly sexually assaulting a fellow student.
The suspect has been identified as Austin Eaddy.
Authorities say West Chester University Public Safety received a report that a female student was raped at approximately 2:30 in the morning on April 1, 2016.
According to officials, the female student was on the second floor of the New Street Parking Garage when she allegedly encountered a man believed to be Eaddy. Authorities say a witness encountered the assault, at which time the male fled the scene.
West Chester’s Interim President issued a statement saying in part,
“Sexual violence and misconduct is a serious offense, punishable by law, and will not be tolerated at WCU. Every student on West Chester University’s campus should know that the university treats sexual misconduct and violence with the utmost seriousness.”
Anyone with additional information involving this crime should contact West Chester University Public Safety at 610-436-3311.