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Police Hoping to Prevent Sexual Assaults at SUU

Police Hoping to Prevent Sexual Assaults at SUU

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Police are reaching out to students at Southern Utah University in hopes of preventing sexual violence after a large number of rapes have been reported.

Since 2006, police have investigated 15 rapes. The latest report came Monday when a woman reported being sexually assaulted at a party.

Cedar City Police Sergeant Jerry Womack says most of the rapes involve couples who know each other.

Police are developing an awareness program to educate students with during freshman orientation.


Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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