Woman reports she was dragged from parking lot, raped in bathroom, Stanford says

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A woman reported being taken and raped on the Stanford University campus days before the last day of summer classes, campus police say.

The woman told a mandatory reporter she was “grabbed” from “an unspecified parking lot” near Wilbur Hall, a student dormitory, on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at around 5 p.m., according to a campus-wide alert sent by Stanford’s Department of Public Safety on Wednesday, Aug. 10. She said she was taken into a bathroom and raped.

The university has not confirmed if “the victim or suspect are students,” according to an email to McClatchy News, adding that there is no additional information other than what DPS provided in its alert.

The woman told the mandatory reporter she had previously seen the assault suspect on campus.

“The victim has indicated she does not want to speak with law enforcement at this time,” the alert said.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety said it is “seeking any additional information from members of the campus community” about the assault.

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