Bridgeport PD probes sex assault allegation made by Sacred Heart student

<p>Bridgeport police said Saturday that they are investigating an off-campus sexual assault allegation involving a Sacred Heart University student and former college athlete from the University of Connecticut.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 3, 2017, 3:16 AM

Updated 2,369 days ago

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Bridgeport police said Saturday that they are investigating an off-campus sexual assault allegation involving a Sacred Heart University student and former college athlete from the University of Connecticut. 
Early Saturday morning, authorities say a female student from Sacred Heart University walked into St. Vincent's emergency room and claimed that she had been sexually assaulted by an acquaintance identified only as a former UConn football player. 
Sacred Heart University is conducting its own investigation.
University officials released a statement that said in part, "Sacred Heart encourages any student who is a victim of sexual assault to file a report with the University. Once a report has been filed, the student is advised and supported by our sexual assault team, and we work closely with the police as warranted."


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