Bridgewater State U keeps rape reports secret

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 1, 2014 at 6:50 a.m.



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BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — Officials at Bridgewater State University are defending their decision not to inform students about two recent alleged rapes on campus, saying suspects were quickly apprehended and there was no danger to the campus.

The alleged assaults were reported on Sept. 3 and Sept. 20, one in a gymnasium and one in a dormitory.

Fred Clark, executive vice president and vice president of external affairs at Bridgewater State, tells The Enterprise (http://bit.ly/1rFxZLK) that if there's no "continuing threat, we don't send out a notice if a crime occurred."

Campus police also did not inform town police because the alleged attacks occurred on campus.

Some students say the university should have told the campus community about the attacks.

The school has about 11,300 students, 3,400 of who live in residence halls.

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Information from: The (Brockton, Mass.) Enterprise, http://www.enterprisenews.com

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