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Alderson Broaddus University made aware of alleged sexual assaults, harassment incident

Published: Sep. 17, 2020 at 2:34 PM EDT
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PHILIPPI, W.Va (WDTV) - Two alleged sexual assaults and one alleged sexual harassment incident have been reported on Alderson Broaddus University’s campus.

The two sexual assault reports are against two different people, according to Philippi Chief Jeff Walters. Chief Walters also says that the police have suspects in the investigation.

This news comes as police also investigate an alleged aggravated assault involving a Philippi police officer. The officer was hit with a firework and suffered minor burns and is back on duty, according to Chief Walters.

The university is investigating the report of alleged sexual harassment. No details have been found.

Alderson Broaddus University released the following statement, which read in part:

“The University takes these matters very seriously and will, as always, provide all possible assistance and support to local law enforcement, as well as to assess the issues for further University action. AB expects its students to behave in an ethical manner, abide by campus policies, and adhere to state and federal laws. AB’s top priority is always the safety and well-being of our students and campus family.”

The investigation into the four separate incidents is ongoing.

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