SIU Investigates Sexual Assaults

Sep 19, 2014

Six students at Southern Illinois University have been arrested in connection with two reported sexual assaults on the school's Carbondale campus last weekend.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports four of the suspects - all 18 years old - were taken into custody last Saturday on suspicion of criminal sexual assault in the alleged attack on a fellow 18-year-old student. That person was treated at a hospital and released.

Two other students, ages 20 and 18, were arrested late Sunday as suspects in an alleged criminal sexual assault involving an 18-year-old who does not attend the school. That person also was treated at a hospital.

SIU Spokeswoman Rae Goldsmith says both cases are being investigated.