Sex Assault Reported at Party Near University of Hartford

Bloomfield police are investigating the report of sexual assault during a house party near the University of Hartford early Sunday morning. 

Police said they responded to a home on Ashley Court at 12:30 a.m. and met with the victim, who was hysterical and said he or she was forced to engage in sexual activity with another person at the party.

The victim identified a suspect and was taken to St. Francis Hospital to be evaluated.

Police then spoke with the suspect, who authorities said was cooperative and said the encounter was consensual. 

Police said they investigated further and learned that a mutual friend of the victim and suspect walked into the bathroom and interrupted the sexual activity.

Police are continuing to investigate and the University of Hartford sent out a crime alert saying the Department of Public Safety wants to remind students about information designed to help keep the school community safe, including about rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and intimate partner violence, as well as how to report crimes, services available and tips on how to try to prevent these crimes.

Police have not said there is any connection between the report of the sexual assault and the university, but a Bloomfield Public Safety report from October 2015 lists the address of the house as one of several residences they had responded to for disturbances involving University of Hartford students.

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