ODU police investigating sexual assault in residence hall

Posted at 6:28 AM, Nov 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-12 07:57:19-05

Norfolk, Va. - Old Dominion University Police are investigating a sexual assault that was reported in a residence hall in the early-morning hours on Saturday, Nov. 8th.

Three men reportedly assaulted the woman after they were invited to a social gathering in the residence hall by a friend of a student, according to a warning sent to students on Tuesday.

The three were not known to the victim.

Investigators believe the three suspects may pose an ongoing threat to the campus community.

The three are described as:

  • A black male with long dreadlocks, last seen wearing a white sweat shirt and dark pants
  • A black male with short cornrows, last seen wearing camouflage pants
  • A black male with very short hair, last seen wearing black/blue shirt, dark pants and shoes

University police and security patrols have been increased in areas near residence halls, according to the alert.

Anyone with information on this assault is asked to call Old Dominion University Police at 757-683- 4000.

University Police also suggest members of the campus community follow these additional safety tips:

  • Contact police regarding suspicious persons
  • Trust your instincts
  • If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call for help
  • Never feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to
  • "I don’t want to" is always a good enough reason