University of Richmond’s Police Department mistakenly sent two timely warning emails Monday morning because the full message did not go out in the first email, Captain John Jacobs said.

URPD intended to send out one timely warning notice to inform students of a sexual assault that occurred early Sunday morning, but a segment of the email, which contains bystander information and phone numbers for Title IX coordinators, was left out, so URPD sent the second timely warning with all the information, Jacobs said. 

“It must have been a cut-and-paste thing,” Jacobs said.

URPD learned that between 2-8 a.m. a sexual assault occurred in the University Forest Apartments involving a female victim and a male who the victim knew, according to the email. The incident was reported Sunday at 11:55 p.m., according to URPD’s crime log.

“The individual end up going to the hospital and the hospital followed by calling us, because it’s our jurisdiction,” Jacobs said.

Jacobs could not identify the students involved, because it is an open investigation.

Richmond is one of more than 100 colleges and universities under federal investigation for a Title IX violation.

Contact reporter Jack Nicholson at jack.nicholson@richmond.edu

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