Cal State Long Beach police are investigating an alleged rape incident reported Monday by a female student, according to a bulletin posted on the university’s website and sent out to students in an email on Tuesday.
The student alleges she was raped by a male acquaintance in a residential housing hall on campus early morning on Sunday, September 20, when she was temporarily incapable of granting consent, university police stated.
Anyone with information on the incident should contact Detective Christopher Brown at 562.985.4101, or confidentially through the University Police Department Tipline at 562.986.5131.
The UPD reminds the public that perpetrators choose victims for their vulnerability—not their “sexiness or how they look or act.”
If someone is passed out, unconscious or incapacitated because of drugs or alcohol and is unable to give consent, they are not considered partially responsible for being raped, the bulletin stated.
In addition, more than 70 percent of rape victims know their attackers, who may be a relative, classmate, friend, co-worker, date or other acquaintance, according to some estimates.
College acquaintance or non-stranger rape accounts for nearly 90 percent of all completed or attempted rape cases on campus, university police said.