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Student reports rape, kidnapping

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Editor’s note: explicit language in the seventh and ninth paragraphs.

A Northern Kentucky University freshman reported being forced into a car, driven to a local apartment complex’s parking lot and raped by two men March 16.

According to the incident report, obtained from the Highland Heights Police Department, the victim came to campus to attend her sorority meeting. She parked in Lot C at around 7:30 p.m. The victim said that the two suspects were standing a few spots up from her car.

When she walked by them, they said hi, a greeting she returned before continuing on, the report said. The pair then followed her, and upon catching up to her, she said that the taller of the two men grabbed her from behind and held her after he said the pair belong to a fraternity, according to the report.

She said, in the report, the other suspect left and returned with a green, two-door Honda Civic with tinted windows, rear sub wolfers and an NKU parking permit.

The taller suspect shoved her into the back seat and climbed into the passenger seat, the report stated.

“I’m going to fuck your brains out,” the taller man said, turning the music up loud, the victim stated in the report.

They parked at Meadowview Apartments, where the taller man proceeded to climb in the back seat and rape her, the report said. Then, the driver climbed in the back seat, molested her and attempted to force her to have sex, but she fought him off, the victim said in the report.

The taller suspect then said “get out bitch” and lifted the back seat up, she stated in the report. She got out of the Civic and the pair drove off. The victim walked back to her car. She reported the rape to the Boone County Sheriff at 2 a.m., who then advised NKU’s University Police.

The police interviewed the victim at St. Elizabeth South.

According to the incident report, she did not know the two suspects.

The UP Web site describes the first suspect as a 6-foot-2-inch muscular man with “a slight gut.” He has short brown hair (a little more than a burr). He was wearing a red hoody, blue jeans and a black baseball hat. He has a tribal band tattoo on his arm.

The Web site describes the second suspect as a 5-foot-8-inch dishwater blond, whose hair is short, albeit shaggy in the middle. He was wearing a black t-shirt with no logo, blue jeans and black gloves. He also had an earring.

“I asked my officers to be a lot more visible, where they can be seen and easily contacted,” said Harold Todd, chief of University Police. “To give the community a better sense of security.”

Anyone with information should contact UP at (859) 572-5500.

Authorities suggest that individuals never walk alone. If you think you are being followed, call 911 and go to the nearest safe place. Yell or scream, or use a whistle to make a loud noise and attract attention.

UP also offer escorts to any individual who requests it, either by calling their main number or using an emergency call box.

According to Sara Sidebottom, the vice president of legal affairs, the university would not release the criminal complaint because the investigation is ongoing.

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