Brendan Weber

Sexual Assault Reported at Stanford University

A sexual assault was reported to Stanford public safety officials on Tuesday, and the victim and suspect know each other, according to the university's public safety department.

The reported rape occurred on the east side of the Peninsula campus some time after midnight on Monday, the university's public safety department said in a statement.

Further information regarding the incident were not released.

It is not clear if a suspect has been taken into custody.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call 650-329-2413.

The Trump administration last month rescinded Obama-era guidance on investigating sexual assaults reported on college campuses. The new policies allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when dealing with complaints.

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