Saturday, September 30, 2006

University of Kentucky Safety Advisory

This Safety Advisory is issued from the University of Kentucky Office of Emergency Management in the best interest of safety for University students and employees.
Within the past week, two female University of Kentucky students have reported to Lexington Police that they had been sexually assaulted or abused while at the Sigma Pi fraternity house, located at 364 Aylesford Place.

The sexual abuse case involved a known suspect, while the sexual assault suspect is unknown.

The unknown suspect is described as a white male, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, thin build, with shaggy, dirty blonde-brown hair.

Anyone with information is urged to call UK Police at 859-257-1616 or Lexington Police at 859-258-3600. Students are encouraged to use caution when attending
parties or events.

Following these safety precautions can help keep you safe while still having fun:

-- Do not accept food or drinks from persons unknown to you and never leave your food or drink unattended. Someone could "spike" these items without your knowledge.

-- Always be aware of your surroundings and what other people around you are doing.

-- If you choose to drink alcoholic beverages, be responsible! Alcohol clouds a person's decision-making process and increases confidence, a combination that can
lead to risky situations.

-- Carry a cell phone or other personal safety device.

If you have been a victim of violence, please contact UK Women's Place for confidential services, support and referrals. The UK Women's Place telephone number is 859-257-3564.

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