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FGCU student reports sexual assault in dorm room

Posted at 5:01 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 18:34:41-04

ESTERO, Fla — An investigation is underway after a Florida Gulf Coast University student reported a sexual assault in their dorm room.

The University Police Department says it happened Tuesday night in a South Village dorm room.

The victim told investigators they met the suspect through a social media dating app, and they both went to the dorm room of the victim.

Investigators say the suspect is not believed to be affiliated with FGCU.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office has taken over the investigation.

UPD recommends the following online safety tips:

*Don’t provide too much personal information
*Check out the other person on social media
*Meet in a public place
*Tell a friend of your plan or have a friend present (bystander intervention)
*Don’t send nude photographs
*Don’t trust links