WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — A college campus is on alert after a West Chester University student reported a sexual assault. Police say they have identified one of two suspects.
On Sunday morning, West Chester students received a text alert. It was a “timely warning” that an on-campus sexual assault had been reported to police.
“It’s nice to know what’s going on and it’s nice to know what to be aware of,” one student said.
The campus was made aware that a sexual assault was reported to have taken place early Sunday inside an on-campus residence hall.
According to police, the victim reported that there were two men involved in the crime.
“I would think that that wouldn’t be happening, especially it seems like a close-knit school,” one student said.
Authorities say that one of the men has been identified but the other has not.
The unidentified suspect has been described as a white man, around 5-foot-9 with a stocky build and facial hair.
Police have not said whether the victim knew the two men and it is not clear if they are students at the university.
Anyone with information should contact university police at 610-436-3311.