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Robbery, sexual assault reported off-campus

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A robbery and gross sexual imposition were reported early Sunday morning in an off-campus neighborhood, according to a police report on the City of Columbus’ website.

The woman listed on the report was identified as an Ohio State student through the OSU directory, Find People.

The crime allegedly took place at about 1:15 a.m. on East Maynard Avenue, according to the report, and a dark-colored purse valued at about $30 was reported stolen.

A dispatcher at the Columbus Division of Police said no further details were available as of Monday afternoon. He said a detective will be assigned to the case within the next couple of days.

The report posted online noted that it wasn’t official.

A University Police dispatcher also said no details were available as of Monday afternoon. She said anyone who might have further information is off-duty because of Labor Day.

The woman listed on the police report did not respond to a Monday email asking for comment.

Ohio Law defines gross sexual imposition as sexual contact in which the offender purposely compels the victim to submit by force or threat of force, the offender impairs the judgment or control of the victim or knows the victim to be impaired, the victim is less than 13 years old, or the ability of the victim to resist or consent is impaired because of a mental or physical condition or advanced age.

About two-thirds of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network website.

OSU provides services for victims of sexual assault that include counseling, advocacy, wellness and health services through Student Life.

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  1. So, so far the only thing the city or university police have done is put the girl’s name up Internet. It’ll be several more days until they even assign a detective to the case. There is a major, growing problem with the police in and around OSU — that’s painfully obvious.

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