OU police investigating multiple reports of sexual assault

NORMAN, Okla. - University of Oklahoma police are investigating multiple reports of sexual assault.

Two of the incidents, which happened in about a week of each other, reportedly happened at Couch Center on campus in Norman.

"I was never concerned about it until I started living in the dorms. And, now that I've heard about this, I've talked to my mom and she told me I need to be very careful," Sierra Seale, a freshman living at the Couch dorm, said.

Several students are on edge after hearing about the alleged assaults on campus.

An attempted rape was reported overnight Sunday at the Couch dorms.

In the OU Police Department crime alert reported November 26, the victim says the suspect tried to force himself on her while she was quote "incapacitated." A suspect has been identified in that case.

An earlier incident happened on November 18, between 11 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. the next morning.

In that report, the student says the suspect raped her while she was intoxicated. A suspect has also been identified in that case.

So far, no arrests have been made in either of those cases due to the ongoing investigation.

And, back on October 11, OUPD was alerted to another rape near the Bizzell Memorial Library, but without cooperation from the victim, that case has been closed.

Nevertheless, students are left feeling uneasy.

"A little shocked and I now feel a little uneased, and I'm just going to keep my eyes open when I'm out here late at night," Cassidy Kelley, an OU junior, said.

"Especially since there are safety precautions to walk into the building, to walk to your floor, to walk in your room, it should be safer, but it isn't. I don't know. It kind of scares me," Seale said.

OU officials tell us they adhere to federal law by posting "significant unsolved crimes" like sexual assaults on the campus website.

You can click here to find those.

OU released a statement saying:

"The safety of our students is our highest priority. As OUPD continues to investigate, it would be inappropriate to comment beyond the crime alerts at this time," said Rowdy Gilbert, Senior Associate Vice President for Public Affairs at OU.