Police investigating reported sex assault on RIC campus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Rhode Island College student has been banned from the school’s campus as police investigate a reported sexual assault in one of the residence halls.

According to Providence Police Major David Lapatin, an 18-year-old girl claimed she was sexually assaulted by a fellow student in a dormitory Tuesday night.

The alleged victim’s friends drove her to Rhode Island Hospital, where medical staff notified police, Lapatin said.

The school confirmed the incident in a statement Friday, saying the “alleged perpetrator has been suspended and banned from campus until an investigation is completed.”

The statement went on to say that the campus community was notified of the investigation through an email from the school’s administration.

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