On Mon. Dec. 11, at around 1:00 a.m., a female Keene State College student was allegedly sexually assaulted on Marlboro street.

Campus Safety Director Jeff Maher said Residential Life staff and Campus Safety had received a report from a female student saying she was being assaulted.

“The college contacted [the Keene Police Department] to alert them that we had received this report so they could be aware and be on the lookout in the area of where the assault occurred,” Maher said

At 4:11 a.m., Campus Safety sent an alert to KSC students’ email.

Maher said, “Given the nature of the report, and the fact that we were unable to determine whether there was a continuation of risk to other students… we issued the alert.”

Maher said as soon as Campus Safety was notified of the assault, steps were taken to ensure the health of the female in question.

“Obviously the safety of our students is a paramount concern and so first and foremost we want to make sure that the affected student receives whatever care she required… So really those pieces are put into place as quickly as possible and then we coordinated with our law enforcement partners.” Maher said.

Maher said the assailants were describes as “two white males approximately 25 years old. One of the males had facial hair.”

The Keene Police Department did not respond when contacted for comment.

Sebastien Mehegan can be contacted at smehegan@kscequinox.com

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