BANGOR, Maine — Bangor police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred over the weekend at Husson University, a campus spokesman and Bangor police confirmed Sunday.
Husson University spokesman Eric Gordon said that the alleged assault occurred in one of the university’s residence halls.
“Husson University is fully cooperating with law enforcement as part of their ongoing investigation,” Gordon said in a written statement.
Gordon said that the preliminary investigation indicated “that this was not a random act and that the there was a relationship between the alleged perpetrator(s) and the victim.”
Husson University considers sexual assault and misconduct unacceptable, Gordon said.
“We work with faculty, staff, and students to help make our campus a safe and supportive environment through ‘It’s On Us,’ our bystander intervention campaign,” he said.
“In addition, our Title IX process is designed to help evaluate, address, and prevent incidents of sexual misconduct on campus,” he added.
Gordon said that Husson University encourages students who are experiencing emotional distress or who are in relationships with the potential for violence to seek professional help.
Husson’s Counseling Services Center provides free, time-limited services to all students, he said.
To reach a sexual assault advocate, call the Statewide Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Line at 800-871-7741, TTY 888-458-5599. This free and confidential 24-hour service is accessible from anywhere in Maine. Calls are automatically routed to the closest sexual violence service provider.