The University Police Department received a report for sexual assault at approximately 2 a.m. Jan. 22.
The sexual assault is said to have occurred in Dietrich Hall.
University Police Chief Clarence Green said SSM Health St. Francis Hospital contacted the University Police Department, requesting a police officer to respond.
The accused is a young male who was taken into custody by the University Police Department Jan. 22. A campus-wide alert was not sent regarding this incident.
“Based on the information that we have so far, it’s an isolated event really targeted between those two individuals,” Green said. “So we didn't feel that it was a significant threat to the campus community, as well as we have that individual in our custody. He still remains in our custody right now.”
The accused is being held in custody for reasons other than this incident. The University Police Department is working on acquiring a warrant for the accused's arrest for the other reasons.
The University Police Department is waiting to re-interview the survivor at this time for them to decide how they would like to proceed moving forward.