Four cases of rape have appeared on the University of Oregon Police Department Clery Crime Log since Oct. 30.
According to UOPD Public Information Officer Kelly McIver, three of the four incidents occurred last month, on Oct. 11, Oct. 22 and Oct. 28. The fourth was from 2013, but was only recently reported.
All four cases occurred on the UO campus, according to the log. The 2013 case is classified as “rape-dating violence,” while the other three are classified as “rape.” Case numbers are not attached to any of the four listings.
McIver said the university is obligated to include any reports of crime believed to have been “made in good faith” in the crime log, even if the crime was not directly reported to UOPD. According to McIver, two of these cases were referred to the police department through the Title IX office and the other two through UOPD’s online anonymous reporting form.
Two of the four cases are closed; two were referred by the Title IX office and may be undergoing further investigation through the conduct process.
UOPD is not investigating the cases due to a lack of details in the report and lack of a complainant.
“We need to have that in order to have a criminal investigation,” said McIver.
McIver said that because it was determined that the survivor knew the perpetrator in three of the four cases, UO did not see reason to notify the campus of an ongoing threat.
“When you have parties that are known to one another, at that point then you don’t have a ‘stranger danger’ type situation where you have someone who is at large, unidentified and a potential threat to other people on campus,” said McIver.
He said that due to a lack of detail in the reports the university would not be able to give any meaningful safety tips to students.
The Clery report is available here.
This story is ongoing, updates to follow.