February 1, 2016

Alleged Sexual Assault Reported at Psi Upsilon Fraternity

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Cornell Police issued a crime alert Monday afternoon regarding an alleged sexual assault that occurred Sunday morning at 2 Forest Park Lane, the location of the Psi Upsilon fraternity.

A female student reported she was sexually assaulted at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, after the perpetrator led her to a bedroom.

The perpetrator was described as “a white male, approximately 170 pounds, around 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a medium complexion and wavy dark brown or black collar-length hair,” according to CUPD.

Reports like this are relatively rare in our community because sex offenses are significantly under-reported, according to David M. Honan, CUPD Deputy Chief.

“We take careful steps to connect victims of these crimes with supportive resources available here on campus and in our community,” Honan said.

This case is currently under active investigation by CUPD, according to Honan.