Police Investigate Reported Rape On UK Campus

Officials at the University of Kentucky are warning students and staff to be on the lookout after a rape was reported on campus. The Emergency Management department issued an advisory on Thursday.

UK officials say police are investigating a rape that's reported to have happened at 410 Rose Lane. It reportedly happened between 1:30 and 4:00, Sunday morning.

Campus police tell students to call 911 if they notice anything suspicious.

Here are some tips for students:

-Always be aware of your surroundings and of the activities of people around you.

-If you choose to drink, be responsible! Alcohol clouds decision making and increases confidence, a combination that often leads to risky situations.

-Do not travel alone after dark; always walk with a friend or with a group.

-Make statements with authority -- BACK-OFF! STOP! NO WAY! Never comply with being moved to another location, FIGHT BACK!

-Carry a cell phone or other personal safety device.

-Request a FREE escort by calling the "Safe Cats" at 323-FREE (3733) or UK Police at 257-1616.

-Request taxi service through UK Genesis "Taxicats" at 381-1010.

-Park only in well lit areas.


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  • by Luke Location: KY on Jan 23, 2008 at 03:38 AM
    Oh yeah, I must be living in a fantasy world...sorry!
  • by Silly Guy on Jan 21, 2008 at 03:51 AM
    Mark Lowery...get off your soap box. Secondly, a party at a frat house. She probably drank too much, blacked out and someone took advantage of her. Not right, but stupid on her part for being someplace like a frat house and drinking to excess.
  • by Luke Location: Kentucky on Jan 18, 2008 at 05:00 PM
    "Ladies, be safe and DO NOT get drunk and pass out at a party where guys are. Something like this is bound to happen more than not."-Joseph Are you kidding me man? What the hell kind of after school special are you living in? Guys who rape girls are monsters who in my opinion deserve the death penalty, they're not the type to just do something in front of a group of people. That's proof alone this story is bogus. Girls need to stop getting drunk and going to a party then leaving one of their friends behind. All that does is freak her out and something like this happens. If you plan on getting loaded at a party, come as a group and leave as a group (or stay as a group).
  • by Student on Jan 18, 2008 at 12:48 PM
    For those who didnt know, 410 Rose Lane is the location of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house. Funny they decided not to disclose THAT information...
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:43 AM
    Is withholding information like this part of the steps to achieving "Top 20" status? Once again, UK comes through in flying colors, too little, too late. By the way, here's another tip for students: UK only cares about your tuition. As far as safety, you're on your own. Good luck, and God speed.
  • by Mark W Lowry Location: Lexington on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:37 AM
    Keep the ladies unarmed so the rapists can know there will be no resistance. The united states was founded on the idea of individual liberty and the carrying of weapons not only for personal safety but to defend We the people from the excesses of corrupt government like that found in Sanctuary City Lexington kentucky. The fools have made a safe haven for criminals to attack innocent people who have police departments with their hands tied. Of course Chief Bastin will assign an officer to explain they did everything they could it was beyond their ability to do anything. Thanks a lot. Provide these ladies with the defenses they need. Numerous UK rapes have proven it is a wide open hunting ground for predators.
  • by Joseph on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:21 AM
    If I heard the story right, the radio stations are reporting the woman and some friends went to a party (at a Frat house?) and she fell asleep. When she woke up, there was evidence she was raped. I'm sorry, if someone is SLEEPING, my guess is they would wake up if someone was trying to have sex with them. Is it possible she drank too much and PASSED OUT? This still doesn't give a guy a free pass to rape someone but what it does is send a message to all other women on what not to do. Ladies, be safe and DO NOT get drunk and pass out at a party where guys are. Something like this is bound to happen more than not. Also, I'd check the internet to see if there might be pictures of her showing up on some sick website. In this digital age, it is easily done.
  • by hmm Location: lexington on Jan 18, 2008 at 11:02 AM
    really dont think it happened, i was there and the were both there close to blacking out and she had been trying to get him most of the night
  • by bill Location: lex on Jan 18, 2008 at 10:23 AM
    i heard that the address is a frat house
  • by Huh? on Jan 18, 2008 at 04:43 AM
    This happened Sunday and we are just now hearing about it? What's up with that?

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