Student allegedly sexually assaulted in residence hall

A student was allegedly sexually assaulted at about 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, according to police.

The female victim told police she was first assaulted at a party off campus, MSU police Sgt. Florene McGlothian-Taylor said. She then returned to MSU’s campus where she said she was sexually assaulted again in a residence hall.

McGlothian-Taylor said the suspect is a 19-year-old male student, who police have been in contact with. The suspect claimed the act was consensual.

A family member of the victim told the State News that the incident was not random.

The incident is still under investigation.

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