Students react to Butte College sexual assault investigation

The Campus Police Chief would not share the gender of the victim, or if the victim or the person behind the attack are students at the college.

Posted: Sep 24, 2019 6:59 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - Action News Now spoke with Butte College students about the recent sexual assault being investigated on the Oroville campus.

Campus police said the assault happened on Sep. 4 in the morning, though students were not informed until Sept. 23 due to the victim not having reported the assault until just hours before.

The Campus Police Chief would not share the gender of the victim, or if the victim or the person behind the attack are students at the college.

With an investigation in place, students say they are shaken but are still moving forward with their day-to-day routines.

"Not walking around with earbuds in, be more aware of my surroundings," said freshman, Delfina Meza.

"Just gotta be more aware of what's going on around campus, gotta keep an eye out now," said sophomore, Asia Wilkins.

Campus police did confirm they have increased officer presence around the area where the assault reportedly happened and they say there is no need for students to be worried as police are continuing to investigate.

There are several emergency call boxes around campus but none were activated the day of the assault.

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