Sexual Assault Reported Near UConn Campus

By Ari Mason
|  Monday, Oct 14, 2013  |  Updated 8:31 PM EDT
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Sexual Assault Reported Near UConn Campus

Police are investigating the report of a sexual assault near the University of Connecticut campus in Mansfield.

State police are investigating the report of a sexual assault near the University of Connecticut campus in Mansfield.

Two female victims told state police that two men took them into the woods during an off-campus party on Hunting Lodge Road and sexually assaulted them Friday night. Police said the victims did not know their attackers.

"While in the woods, it has been reported that one of the males had non-consensual sexual intercourse with one of the females, and the second male attempted to engage in non-consensual sexual contact with one of the females," said UConn police, in a release.

Police arrived at the scene to find a crowd of intoxicated college students in the yard. The students ran for the woods when officers approached, according to state police.

The victims were treated at Windham Memorial Hospital in Willimantic. No weapons were involved and no one else was hurt, state police said.

Investigators seized evidence and interviewed witnesses. Police said they are following several leads.

The State Police Major Crimes Squad and State Police Troop C are working with UConn police to conduct a criminal investigation.

"Certainly it's a serious complaint," said state police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance. "We're examining al lthe facts until we answer all the questions as to exactly what occurred."

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 860-896-3200.

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