UK Police investigating reported rape on campus

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rape sexual assault charges

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- UK Police are investigating a reported raped on campus inside a residence hall.

According to officials it happened just after midnight on Friday.

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Police say a female student told them she was sexually assaulted by a man she knows.

UK Police are investigating.

UK Police offer the following safety precautions:

  • If you see something, say something. For emergencies, call 911.
  • Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
  • Whenever possible, look out for your friends when you go out together; walk together and make sure that everyone gets home safely.
  • 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-SAFE(7233).
  • Park in well-lit areas, if available.
  • If possible, do not travel alone after dark; walk with a friend or with a group.
  • Turn over any requested items (purse, wallet, etc.).
  • If you choose to drink, be responsible. Alcohol is never an excuse to hurt another person.
  • Make statements with authority – “BACK-OFF! STOP! NO-WAY!” You deserve to be respected.
  • Request a FREE KENTUCKY WILDCAB ride through the Kentucky Wildcab app, available in the app store and Google Play. Kentucky Wildcab is available 10 p.m. through 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday when fall and spring semester classes are in session.


University of Kentucky Police Department (859) 257-8573.