Saturday, September 27, 2014

She bears no responsibility according OSU rules

“On 9/27/14 at 10:26 a.m. a female OSU student contacted OSU Police to report a rape that occurred between the hours of 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. in the Park-Stradley residence hall. The suspect was invited to the residence hall after meeting the female survivor earlier in the evening. The suspect is described as a 22-23 year old white male, 5 feet, 8 inches, 150 pounds wearing a light blue long-sleeve dress shirt and khaki pants. The suspect said his first name was Corey and claimed to also be an OSU student. The investigation is open and ongoing.

Sexual assault is any sexual activity that occurs in the absence of consent and can include sexual activity with someone whose judgment is impaired by alcohol/drugs, whether ingested voluntarily or unknowingly. Responsibility lies with the perpetrator, not the survivor. No one deserves, ask for, or provokes sexual assault. Most perpetrators assault someone they know. Sexual assault occurs in all communities and people of all genders can be survivors.”

Fear of strangers, common sense and sensible alcohol intake can go a long way toward protecting ourselves, but in today's world, that would be blaming the victim, aka the survivor.

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