A West Connecticut college dorm room was the site of an alleged attack recently. A female student reported that a sexual assault happened in the early morning hours recently. The incident was reported to campus police later the following evening.
Few details are known about the alleged assault. Campus police investigators are working to gather information about the incident. What is known is that the woman was in her dorm room at the time of the alleged attack. In addition, the victim was able to provide details of her alleged attacker, though it is not clear if they are also a student at the university or if the alleged attacker and the victim are otherwise acquainted.
Now, Connecticut police are left to search for the alleged attacker to hear their side of the story. Authorities have already processed the crime scene and are continuing their investigation.
The first step will be identifying the person alleged to have committed this sexual assault and then determine whether there is sufficient evidence to charge that person with a crime. Like all alleged crimes, the people involved in this incident may have very different views of what happened in that dorm room. Until all of the evidence is gathered and a suspect identified, it remains unclear what actually took place that evening.
Even after a person is charged with a sex assault crime relating to this incident, that individual will remain innocent of all charges and will be able to present a full defense. It is not until a court determines guilt, if in fact it does, that the presumption of innocence ends for any person alleged to have committed a crime.
Source: The News-Times, "Sexual assault reported in WestConn dorm," Oct. 2, 2012