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Hannah Eason, News Editor
A tweet going viral reports that a VCU student was filmed on Snapchat while being raped, and that VCU Police can’t take action because officers “‘can’t do anything because they can’t determine the location.’”
The fact a girl that goes to VCU was recorded on snap getting raped and the police “cant” do anything because they can’t “determine the location” is sick.
— rah. (@RahasiaAlexus_) August 25, 2019
VCU Police responded via Twitter Monday that they are “actively investigating” the report.
VCU Police are actively investigating this report. If you have information about the incident, please call us at (804) 828-1196 or use the LiveSafe app.
— VCU Police (@VCUPD) August 26, 2019
A tweet — posted by another user — includes a screenshot of a Snapchat message stating a man filmed his friend sexually assaulting a woman, and posted it on his Snapchat account.
Twitter user @RahasiaAlexus_ told The Commonwealth Times via direct message she did not have any additional information to add. @TheyLoveET_ declined to share additional information via direct message.
— ET🌻 (@TheyLoveET_) August 25, 2019
“The VCU Police Department is aware of the information posted on social media about the alleged sexual assault and our detectives are actively investigating,” police spokesperson Corey Byers stated in an email.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 804-828-1196 or use the LiveSafe app.