K-State removes sexual assault suspect from residence hall

Anderson Hall and the grand lawn opens up to the rest of campus as the sun sets on Aug. 9, 2016. Formally known as the Main Campus Building or Practical Agriculture Building when the campus was known as Kansas State Agriculture College, Anderson Hall was named in honor of the university president John A. Anderson, who served from 1873 to 1879. (Evert Nelson | The Collegian)

A suspect in the on-campus sexual assault that allegedly occurred in a residence hall on Dec. 4 was immediately identified and removed from residence hall property after the assault was reported to the university on Dec. 9, according to the university in a K-State Today Special Alert update that was sent to students at 11:55 a.m. today.

In a previous special alert on Dec. 9, the university said a Kansas State female student reported the Dec. 4 sexual assault to the university the afternoon of Dec. 9.

At that time, the university said no arrests had been made and there may be a continuing threat to the community.

“The university also has taken additional steps to mitigate any risk to the campus community stemming from this incident,” the alert update states.

According to the alert, the investigation is continuing. No name was released, and the university did not say which residence hall was the location of the reported sexual assault.

K-State is under four Title IX investigations by the Department of Education for how the university handles reports of sexual assault. There are also two pending Title IX lawsuits from students over the university’s investigation policies for reports of off-campus sexual assault.

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