UK Crime Bulletin sent out to students Monday afternoon

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A crime bulletin was sent out by email Monday afternoon by UK police to students following a report of sexual abuse made by a student, according to a UK press release.

UK police said they received a Campus Security Authority (CSA) report of sexual abuse involving inappropriate touching on UK’s campus inside a residence hall.

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The incident is said to have occurred early Saturday morning, according to the release.

UK police offered tips to stay safe while on campus:

  • request bus service during the fall and spring semesters by calling (859) 257-SAFE(7233)
  • carry a cell phone in case of emergencies
  • walk in pairs or groups
  • request a free safecats student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service during the fall and spring semesters by calling (859) 257-7233
  • turn over requested items if you are approached by someone
  • park in well-lit areas
  • if possible, do not travel alone after dark
  • if you choose to drink be responsible
  • make statements with authority if approached
  • request a free Kentucky wildcab ride through the Kentucky Wildcab app which is available 10 p.m. through 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday when classes are in session

UK police ask if you do see something, say something and for emergencies call 911.