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Crime Brief: 4th sex crime reported at Wexner Medical Center this summer

2623254011A female non-affiliate reported a rape by a known suspect at Harding Hospital, located at 1670 Upham Drive. The incident reportedly occurred at 2 p.m. on Monday and investigation into the event is pending, according to a University Police report.

This is the 11th rape reported on Ohio State’s campus since the beginning of the 2012-2013 academic year.

This is not the first sex crime to be reported from Harding Hospital this summer.

An instance of sexual imposition was reported from Harding Hospital on May 26. It was one of three cases of sexual imposition reported from the Wexner Medical Center since the end of Spring Semester. The first was reported from Care Point East on May 2 and the most recent was at OSU Hospital East on June 19.

Ohio Law defines sexual imposition as sexual contact in which the offender knows it will upset the victim, the victim is unaware of the contact or unable to “control the offender,” the victim is between 13 and 16 years old and the offender is older than 18, or the offender is a mental health professional and convinces the victim the “contact is necessary for mental health treatment.”

Between 18 and 20 percent of female students experience rape or another form of sexual assault during their college years, according to the National Institute of Justice.

A 23-year-old female non-affiliate, suspected to be under the influence of alcohol, was arrested at the Ohio Union for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest on Saturday at about 2:30 a.m.

A 22-year-old male and a 20-year-old male, both non-affiliates, were arrested at Fry Hall on Thursday at about 11:15 a.m. The first male was arrested for obstructing official business and criminal trespassing. The second was arrested for criminal trespassing.

A total of 17 thefts were reported on OSU’s campus from June 25 to July 2. Six of these incidents were thefts of bicycles.

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