Duquesne student reports sexual assault in Towers

By Brandon Addeo | News Editor

11/29/2016 11:00 a.m.

A female Duquesne student told Duquesne police Tuesday she was sexually assaulted in her room in the Duquesne Towers residence hall last night.

The suspect in the case is a 22-year-old white male, with brown hair, green eyes and reddish beard, who is possibly a student at another Pittsburgh university, according to Duquesne Public Safety Director Thomas Hart.

The victim first met the suspect on the social media app Yik Yak over the recent Thanksgiving break. They also communicated over Snapchat, and arranged a first date for Nov. 28.

When the suspect and the victim were inside the victim’s room, the suspect “forced” the victim to have sex with him, Hart said.

Duquesne Public Safety has handed the investigation of the case over to Pittsburgh Police.

The Duke does not name victims of sexual assault.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.