Campus police investigate alleged rape in parking deck

An alleged sexual assault occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. Sept. 26 in the campus parking deck, according to a campus-wide email from UNA police Chief Bob Pastula. However, Pastula later confirmed that the incident was alleged rape.
Pastula confirmed the incident was an alleged rape, but said the official police report documented it as sexual assault. But when The Flor-Ala requested the document, the charge was listed as first-degree rape, according to the report.
The alleged rape occurred near the breezeway that connects Stevens and Floyd halls to the parking deck, Pastula said.
The victim, a female UNA student, reported the alleged rape later in the afternoon Sept. 26, and according to the email, UNA police are investigating the incident.
The student was walking from the breezeway to the parking deck when a man allegedly grabbed her backpack and forced her into the corner of the parking deck and raped her, Pastula said.

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