Deputies investigate sexual assault near Grand Valley State University campus

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Deputies are investigating an alleged sexual assault near Grand Valley State University’s main campus.

It happened just after midnight on Saturday at the Alpine Student Living apartment complex on Lodge Dr.

The victim told police that they were at a party when they were given a drink, which had an unknown substance and then lost consciousness.

When the victim woke up they came to the realization they had been sexually assaulted.

If you know anything you’re being asked to call he Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

GVSU sent the following Safety Alert out to all its students:

“Shortly after midnight on November 3, 2018, a Grand Valley State University student reported to GVSU police they had been raped in an off-campus apartment at the Alpine Apartments complex, just west of the Allendale Campus. The victim/survivor told police they went to a party with friends at around 10 p.m. Once at the party, the victim/survivor and friends split up, and the victim/survivor was given a drink that contained an unknown substance. The victim/survivor lost consciousness, and when they woke up realized they had been sexually assaulted.

Anyone with information should call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at (616) 738-4022 or Silent Observer at (877) 887-4536.

If you see suspicious activity, call 911. If you are a victim of sexual assault, seek assistance by calling police. Additional resources are available through the GVSU Center for Women and Gender Equity and Victim Advocate Krystal Diel at (616) 331-2748 or dielkrys@gvsu.edu.”

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