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Police investigating reported sexual assault at University of Utah frat house

Witnesses are asked to contact the Salt Lake City Police Department.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People walking through the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.

Police are asking anyone who has information about a reported sexual assault at a University of Utah fraternity house in September to come forward.

The assault, which was reported Wednesday, reportedly occurred during a “wine Wednesday” party at about 1 a.m. on Sept. 23 at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house.

According to the University of Utah, the victim attended the party with friends, and wine was served by the fraternity. The victim told authorities the assault occurred on the dance floor. The victim left the house with friends.

The university reported the alleged assault to the Salt Lake City Police Department, which, it said, has jurisdiction because the fraternity house is located off campus at 41 S. University St.

Anyone with information on the reported assault may call 801-799-3000, police said.

According to the U.’s news release, “university leaders” visited the Kappa Sigma fraternity house on Wednesday “to confirm that no ‘wine Wednesday’ event occurred” this week.

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