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SIUC police probe latest reported sexual assault

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By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities at Southern Illinois University are investigating the third reported sexual assault on the Carbondale campus in about a month.

The campus’ Department of Public Safety Police Chief Benjamin Newman says the latest reported attack happened Sunday at the Neely Hall dormitory.

No charges were filed as of Tuesday, but three male students have been placed on interim separation from the university pending the investigation’s outcome.

Newman says the suspects and the accuser are acquaintances.

Sunday’s reported assault follows last month’s arrest of six SIU students in connection of two sexual attacks. Jackson County prosecutors still haven’t announced charges in those assaults.

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