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UGA student reports she was raped in downtown bar, assaulted again the same night in dorm room

By Joe Johnson

Two police departments are investigating a University of Georgia student’s report that she was sexually assaulted at two locations on the same night last weekend.

According to an Athens-Clarke County police report, an officer responded Sunday to the Family Protection Center to interview a 19-year-old student who said that the night before she was raped in a restroom at a bar on East Clayton Street.

The student said that she was drinking at the bar with friends when she needed to use the restroom and that as she walked down a hallway toward her intended destination, she was grabbed around the waist by a man who then led her to a room where he pulled down her pants and raped her, according to the report.

When the male finished the assault, he reportedly left the room with the student, passing by three other males who wore shirts bearing the bar’s logo. The student said the males were sitting outside the room the entire time that the assault happened, the police report noted.

The student said that one of the men told her that her assailant worked at the bar and that it was his birthday, according to the report. She reportedly said that when she asked the alleged rapist for his name and phone number, he provided the information, along with his Snapchat handle.

Upon rejoining her friends in the bar, the student said that she met another male, who she took back to her dorm room, “in which another sexual assault took place,” according to the report.

The ACCPD incident report indicated that the student reported the second alleged assault to UGA police, who on Thursday said that their report was not yet available for release.

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