Police: CCRI sexual assault case is “closed”


WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) – Warwick police  say the female victim who reported being sexually assaulted at the Community College of Rhode Island is no longer pursuing her complaint.

According to police, the “case is closed.”

Thursday, police said the student reported that the sexual assault occurred in the area of Row M of the parking lot at the Warwick Knight Campus.

Based on information from the victim a description of the suspect was distributed to students in an alert message sent Thursday afternoon.

Eyewitness News spoke with several students Thursday evening, most of whom expressed unease and, in some cases, disbelief.

“It’s broad daylight, it’s 1 o clock,” student Andrew Peckham said. “There’s not many cars in row M because it’s in the back.”

Student Nicole Plas said her mother texted her as soon as the news broke, checking in and desperate for confirmation that her daughter was safe – and she was.

“She was really nervous,” Plas said.

Friday Morning Eyewitness News learned of a second incident on campus from Thursday.  Both school officials and Warwick Police confirm there was an Assault.  Warwick Police say no arrests were made in that incident.

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