Campus Life investigating sexual assault, criminal investigation dropped

The criminal investigation of an open sexual assault case that was reported on Sept. 9 ended upon the victim’s decision to turn disciplinary actions over to Campus Life, a law enforcement official said.

Detective Vicki Lawson of the TCU Police Department said the victim notified Campus Life of her decision. Campus Life then notified TCU Police, who are no longer handling the case.

According to the TCU Student Handbook, a sexual assault victim has the option of seeking on-campus disciplinary action if the suspect is also a student. This could result in suspension or expulsion of the offender according to Article 3.2.1 of the Student Handbook.

According to the police report, the sexual assault was reported at 2:17 p.m. on Sept. 9 when police were called to the parking lot near Tom Brown/Pete Wright Apartment Community.

The sexual assault was reported to have been by a known acquaintance, according to the crime alert sent to all university students and faculty on Sept. 9.