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Police Investigating Sexual Assaulted Reported at UC Berkeley

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    UC Berkeley police are on the lookout for two men who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on campus. Cheryl Hurd reports. (Published Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015)

    UC Berkeley police are on the lookout for two men who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman on campus.

    The incident happened late Wednesday at the entrance of the Cal campus, near Oxford Street, police said.

    The victim thought she was doing the right thing by walking late night with a friend, which seemed to have backfired, according to police.

    "It's shocking to know something so traumatic can happen in this area," said Ashley Sandoval, a junior student at UC Berkeley. "When it's so close to home knowing that it just happened a couple blocks down late at night, it's disappointing."

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    Police said the woman was walking home when two men -- one of which she knew -- offered to walk with her. Once she stepped foot on campus, the woman told police she was sexually assaulted.

    Complaints were filed against the campus in 2013 and 2014 alleging the university is not doing enough to educate students about sexual assaults.

    It is mandatory for undergrad students to complete an online course about sexual assaults -- how to prevent them and how to report them to authorities.

    "Despite all the teachings we have and all the courses we've taken, to still have those happen in our area it's incredibly saddening," said Manuel Amial, a freshman student.

    Police said an investigation is ongoing.

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