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A female victim was allegedly sexually assaulted in a University of Wyoming dorm earlier this year, the school’s police department learned via an anonymous tip.

Few other details are available, university spokesman Chad Baldwin said Monday. The report was received by UWPD over the weekend, he said, but it’s unclear when the alleged assault took place. Baldwin said it was within 2019. The victim is described as female and the alleged perpetrator as male, but Baldwin said he didn’t know if either was a student. It’s similarly unclear which dorm the assault allegedly occurred in; Baldwin said he didn’t know but would check with the police to see if they had or would share that information.

He said he wasn’t sure how the report was sent to police, other than anonymously, or if a faculty member or someone else played a role in relaying the limited information to authorities. He said he knew that the police department was the “first UW entity” to find out.

The university sent an email to campus Monday alerting them to the report, in compliance with federal law.

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Education and Health Reporter

Seth Klamann joined the Star-Tribune in 2016 and covers education and health. A 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri and proud Kansas City native, Seth worked for newspapers in Milwaukee and Omaha before coming to Casper.

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