UTPD looking into reported sexual assault on campus

Nick Castillo and Wynne Davis

After a reported sexual assault, UTPD officers are investigating the incident that occurred Saturday at the San Jacinto Residence Hall.

UTPD said the three individuals involved knew each other and the two suspects have continued to cooperate with the officers.

The Austin American-Statesman reported that two UT football players were being questioned by UTPD. UTPD spokeswoman Cindy Posey could not confirm the identities of those involved in the incident or whether those involved are members of the football team because of federal student privacy laws.

Posey said the case is still undergoing investigation.

“Our main concern is the safety of our students … so we take all assault reports very seriously,” Posey said. “We’re investigating it extremely thoroughly to make sure we keep our students safe  as we do with all reports of assault.”

Head football coach Charlie Strong did not make a statement but he does have strong beliefs on how players should treat women. Treating women with respect is among one of five core values Strong has listed to his players. If a player violates one of the core values, Strong has said he could lose his scholarship.