A woman who said she was raped by a man she knew at Cal State Northridge on Nov. 3 is the fourth alleged victim to report a rape since late September — and all four allegedly occurred at the University Park Apartments.
The latest incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 3 and was reported at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 7, authorities said.
“A suspect known to the victim sexually assaulted the victim while visiting the suspect’s residence,” according to the campus crime log.
“At this time, the victim doesn’t wish to prosecute,” Cal State Northridge Police Chief Anne Glavin said on Thursday. “Sometimes it’s not unusual.”
When asked if alcohol was involved, Glavin said “there was alcohol (consumed). But not by the female.”
Campus police have logged nine rapes so far this year. Five rapes were reported in 2015, according to CSUN’s annual security report. In 2014, two rapes were reported and in 2013, one was reported.
Glavin said there was “no reason” for the campus community to feel threatened despite the latest report and she felt they had been notified appropriately.
“The parties are known to each other,” Glavin said. “And it’s reported through the daily crime log.”
After a rape reported on Nov. 2, there was talk of possible educational programs, but Glavin said she would not discuss it “unless we have a new initiative we’re going to put out.”
Glavin points out that campus-education initiatives are available to the campus community through the health center, student affairs, the women’s center and other departments. They take into consideration things such as “who our target audience is” and cover issues including alcohol intoxication.
A statement about the recent reports was issued “very recently” to the university, Glavin said, and a detective is still examining the four most recent reports.
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The previous four reported rapes, also at University Park Apartments with a male suspect and female victim involving alcohol, occurred at:
• 2 a.m., Nov. 2;
• Sometime between 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and 9 a.m. Oct. 28; and
• Between 11 p.m. Sept. 29 and 3 a.m. Sept. 30.
The alleged September incident was not reported until Oct. 12, police said.