ODU police say report of on-campus sexual assault was unfounded


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Police at Old Dominion University have completed their investigation into the report of a sexual assault taking place in a commuter parking lot on campus.

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According to an ODU Safety Timely Warning, the incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. on October 2 in parking lot 43, along Powhatan Avenue, but police did not receive the report until October 16.

Police released a description of a vehicle sought in the case and urged the community to use caution when meeting up with people met on social media platforms.

After WAVY News reported the information provided by ODU Police, we received feedback from several viewers claiming there was no sexual assault. WAVY reached out to follow up on the investigation and police provided this statement on Wednesday:

Following a police investigation and the full cooperation of the person associated with the vehicle, ODU Police have determined the incident was not a sexual assault.

ODU Police are committed to fully investigating reports of sexual assault and appreciate the engagement of the ODU community in providing necessary information.

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