Bethany Police investigate alleged sexual assault at Southwestern Christian University

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BETHANY, Okla. — Bethany Police were notified by Southwestern Christian University officials of allegations of sexual assault against an SCU student.

The accusations were emailed to the University on Sunday, March 29, 2015. The email stated the alleged assault happened in 2012.

SCU officials say they contacted the Bethany Police Department the next day, Monday, March 30, 2015 to report the alleged incident. Bethany PD confirmed that was “the first report of the alleged incident, by any party, to any police authority,” according to a news release from the school.

KFOR has not received a police report from the Bethany PD.

While SCU says they have no further information to corroborate the truth of the allegations, the University said the following in a statement:

“…the safety and wellbeing of its students is of utmost concern to Southwestern Christian University. Therefore, we take all allegations of sexual assault or misconduct extremely seriously. The University has a zero tolerance policy regarding sexual assault and the University encourages students to report any incident of sexual assault or harassment immediately. We provide students with specific written information to assist in the reporting of such incidents.”

 

Read the document –Southwestern Christian University News Release

Southwestern Christian University says they are fully cooperating with the police in the investigation.

In the news release, the school reports some of those accused have received threats and are urging everyone to resist rushes to judgement.

 

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