MACOMB, IL (KTVI)-A Western Illinois University student was allegedly sexually assaulted on campus just before midnight Saturday. According to the Western Illinois University Office of Public Safety, Macomb Police received a report around 2:00am Sunday of a sexual assault that occurred on the lawn of the college’s Sherman Hall.
A female student who lives off campus reported that she was walking alone on Adams Street when she was grabbed by an unknown man and sexually assaulted. Macomb Police contacted university officers to take over the investigation.
Western Illinois University is reminding students living in campus apartments, residence halls and off-campus houses and apartments to make sure they take necessary precautions when walking on or off campus. They are good tips for every college student.
- Walk in groups whenever possible.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Travel in populated, well-lit areas.
- Use Go West, the University’s transit system, or the OPS escort service.
- Trust your instincts and use good judgment.
- Use common sense. Avoid being alone or with someone you do not know.
- Communicate to others where you are going and with whom.