Jax State reports weekend sexual assault investigation


20 Jan. University police are investigating two sexual assaults that took place over the weekend, according to officials.

The attacks occurred Saturday morning at an “on-campus” apartment complex at Jacksonville State University, police chief Michael Barton told The Anniston Star.

“With support from the 7th Judicial Circuit Major Crimes Unit, UPD investigators may have collected evidence that is being forensically processed, conducted face-to-face interviews with those involved, and worked closely with the Calhoun and Cleburne County District Attorney’s Office,” Barton said. in an email correspondence.

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Barton said he could not confirm the identity of the person(s) involved in the attacks until police filed formal charges.

The chief said there was no threat to campus security as the attacks appeared to be isolated incidents.

“We continue to encourage anyone who believes they may have information related to this case to contact University Police by calling 256-782-5050 or through Cocky Watch’s phone app Submit a Tip,” Barton said. .

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Staff Writer Ashley Morrison: 256-236-1551. On Twitter: @AshMorrison1105.