Sexual Assault Reported on Central Campus

Student was attacked while sleeping in an apartment common room

Crime Alert

DukeALERT - A student reported that between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. this morning, she was sleeping in a Central Campus Apartment Building commons room on Pace Street. She was awakened by a white male with short brown hair and a perfume smell about him.  He threatened her with a knife, put on a condom, and forced her to have sex.

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