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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.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News www.deseretnews.com

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

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