2 sex assaults reported at DePaul University

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A campus alert was sent out Thursday to warn DePaul students of a criminal sexual assault on campus. (WLS)

A campus alert was sent out Thursday to warn DePaul University students of two criminal sexual assaults that occurred at the school's Lincoln Park campus in the past 10 days.

A DePaul University spokeswoman confirmed that a criminal sexual assault was reported on Oct. 20. The assault happened at Munroe Residence Hall in the 2300-block of North Clifton Avenue early in the morning, between 1:45 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

"It is terrifying," said student Anna Thompson. "I don't know if that person has been arrested, if that person is in custody. Who is the offender?"

Another criminal sexual assault alert was sent out on Oct. 11. The alert said an assault happened in the 2300-block of North Racine Avenue in another residence hall at the same time, between 1:45 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

DePaul University released a statement on Thursday to address the attacks:

"DePaul University takes reports of sexual assault seriously and is committed to offering a secure and supportive environment for individuals who report incidents of sexual and relationship violence. Resources are available from the Officer of Health Promotion and Wellness at go.depaul.edu/srv."

The university declined to release information about the suspect, including whether or not the suspect is a student at the school or if either of the victims know their attacker.

The Chicago Police Department is in charge of the investigation
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