UT warns students of reported rape in dorms

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) -The University of Tennessee is informing students of a reported rape of a female student in the early morning hours.

It happened in a residence hall on the east side of campus.

The report was made to Knoxville Police by a third party.

But the victim has declined to file a criminal report.

The University says she knows her alleged assailant and is working with university officials instead of prosecuting.

The University is required to inform students of any rape investigations.

Their have been three rapes on or near campus since March.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Police Department received a third-party report of the rape of a female student early Friday morning in a residence hall on the east side of campus.

It is the third rape to be reported on or near campus since March.

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