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Ohio U. says it will conduct its own investigation into alleged rape on a street near campus
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:00 PM EDT
Ohio University says it is conducting its own investigation into an alleged rape near campus that gained international attention when photos taken by witnesses circulated on the Internet.
In a separate statement, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis asked the university community for "thoughtful input and civility" on the matter.
Police say they are examining photos taken and posted to social media. The alleged assault occurred early Sunday on a street in the city center near campus.
Explicit photos were tweeted and quickly reposted across the Internet. Later the woman contacted police and reported that she was a victim of a sexual assault.