The University of Denver issued a warning to the community Tuesday after two new sexual assaults were reported on campus.
Seven sexual assaults have been reported at DU this year. The university says it has seen a success in getting more students to report the crimes.
“I think what’s really changing is rape survivors are coming forward and sharing their stories,” DU student Jessica Davison said. “I’ve heard it over and over again, and this is what inspired me to share my own story, is that until survivors step forward and talk about what’s happened to them, we’re not going to see change on campus.”
One of the sex assaults happened last October, the other four days ago. Of the seven that have been reported this year, five happened on campus.
Six happened in a situation where the victim knew the attacker.
“So what we’re really focusing on, this week at least, with these new reports is educating students to be aware of their consent rights, how to be good bystanders for their friends and to come forward if they have been assaulted in any way,” Barbara Brooks with the University of Denver said.
Police say they’re not actively investigating the latest incidents to be reported because the victims did not want an investigation.
Authorities could not give us information about the other cases.