Reported sexual assaults on campus have surged in the last six months, according to “timely warning” emails sent by the New Mexico State University Police Department.
The most recent notification was sent to students and staff on Feb. 9, providing information on an alleged incident that took place Feb. 8.
The email, like previous timely warnings, provided few details about the incident. According to the report, the assault took place at an apartment on the NMSU main campus and the alleged perpetrator and victim were acquaintances.
According to Gabriela Graham, an investigator for the NMSU police department, “Sexual assault is not something that you can prevent, but there are ways that you can keep yourself safe.”
In the video below, Graham discusses safety precautions students can take to help protect themselves.