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Virginia Tech Police alert public about trio of recently reported sexual assaults

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BLACKSBURG (WSLS 10) - On Monday and Tuesday, the Virginia Tech Police Department sent three press releases about separate sexual assault incidents involving Tech students.

The first happened on March 18, while the other two happened a week later on March 25.

Police say there were notified on Monday, March 27, about the assault on the 18th. They say it happened at Johnson Hall and both the offender and victim are Virginia Tech students.

Also on the 27th, police were told about an assault that happened on March 25 in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Police say that both the offender and victim are Virginia Tech students, who are were not previously acquainted. The report also said that the students were part of a group of students visiting Myrtle Beach for recreation, not as a university-sanctioned/sponsored event. The survivor was described possibly being drugged during the incident, according to Virginia Tech police.

Lastly, police took a report of a sexual battery that happened at about 3 a.m. on March 25 at Ambler Johnson Hall. Police say that both the offender and victim are Tech students who previously knew year other.

One in every five college women and one in every sixteen college men will be the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their time in college, according to a US Department of Justice report.