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Updated on Wednesday, September 19

#13609

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From UW Police: On the evening of September 17 between 10 pm and 10:30 pm a female student was walking through the west cul de sac between Village 1 and Mackenzie King Village.  The student was seriously assaulted by two males who then fled. We remind students to be aware of their personal safety and when possible walk with others. Police have increased patrols in the area of the residences.

This ongoing investigation is being led by Waterloo Regional Police supported by the University of Waterloo Police. We will keep the campus apprised as additional information becomes available.   Anyone with information is asked to contact Waterloo Regional Police at 519-650-8500 extension 3310, University Campus Police at extension 22222 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


68 comments

  1. https://uwaterloo.ca/police/news/sexual-assault

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  2. http://dev-drupal.feds.ca/student-life/safety/ocs

    Though it says off campus that's the information for on campus.

    Off campus runs similarly, but from the SLC, once an hour at quarter past the hour (7:15, 8:15, etc). The last run leaves at 1:15am. 7 days a week.

    Be safe!

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  3. Shouldn't have been female. Tsk tsk... If she were male, she wouldn't have gotten raped.

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  4. This is stupid. How about you advise students not to assault other students. No one should have to be afraid to be alone night.

    By saying "we advise students to be aware of their personal safety and when possible walk with others" it almost sounds like the assaulted student is being blamed for not having a walking buddy. How about we stop victim blaming and put some blame on the students who assaulted the woman.

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  5. @4: of course the blame is on the students who assaulted the girl, and that's why they want to catch them. The thing is, if you are capable and willing to cause serious harm to others including rape, you are most definetly fucked up in the head so telling you not to do that won't stop you from doing it (of course I am using "you" as a generalization).

    YES, nobody must rape somebody else. But since there are fucked-up people out there, please be careful and try to stay safe as much as you can. Also, we should watch out for each other. Females as well as males.

    On a separate note, I hope the victim of this incident recovers as much as possible and as soon as possible, both emotinally and physically. And may those bastards who assaulted her get served!!

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  7. As a lady myself, I always tell other ladies: Do as much as you can to not become a victim. Take a self-defense class. Work out to look stronger. Skinny girls with no muscle are perceived as easy targets. File your nails to points and you can cause some serious damage if someone tries to grab you. If grabbed go for the eyes or the crotch. If your arms are restrained grind your chin into his eye socket. There is a lot you can do. The more women who can protect themselves, the less this will happen. Getting educated on safety will keep you safe.

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  8. Using the elbow is also a good idea. Walk quickly and confidently.

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  9. ways to stay safe: get a few piercings/tattoos, a leather jacket, and constantly look pissed off.

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  10. 5 here: One thing I want to add to the above list: DO NOT BE AFRAID OF HURTING THE ATTACKER! If somebody is trying to hurt you, FIGHT BACK! If it means you poke them in the eye and they lose eyesight for good or if you knee in the balls so hard that they cannot have kids anymore or breaking bones or ANYTHING then so be it. This could mean your life, so do whatever you can. and SCREAM!

    Don't let anybody scare you and no matter how small you are, you can defend your self and cause harm to the attacker.

    elbow, knees, kicks, scratchs, and bites all hurt (especially in combination) so if you are attacked, don't give up!


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  11. @ 4 They are NOT blaming the victim. They are merely suggesting to take extra precautions when you intend to walk home alone at night because sexual assaults are not usually targeted nor planned in advance. They are random acts of violence that can happen to ANYONE, whether you're female OR male, regardless of how you're dressed. The most common reason is that they happen to people in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    So let's stop beating a dead horse please.

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  12. That poor student, I hope she's okay. Those scumbags better get what's coming to them.

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  13. Be safe, UW! Walk with friends if you're out and about at night!

    Hope those pricks get it!

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  14. What would be the logistics of starting a walk-safe program at UW? How many volunteers would we need, how many nights a week, and what organization should this be discussed with?

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  15. Waterloo needs a walk safe program. For a campus this big, it's ridiculous we don't have one already. The shuttle is useless.

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  16. Email just sent to all students:

    Suspect 1: male, white, 19 years old, 5’6”, with a heavy build, wearing a red hat

    Suspect 2: male, non-white, 19 years old, 6’, black hair, slender build.

    You'd think that if they knew the ages they would have more detail than that. Maybe just assuming first-years? In any case, there you go. Stay safe.

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  17. "non-white" What does that even mean?

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  18. To those asking about a walk-safe program. There used to be one at UW when I started in 2009. It was shortly thereafter replaced by the shuttle which is more efficient and can help more people with less time commitment.

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  19. I asked a similar question regarding implementing a safe walk a few years ago for UW. Unfortunately the shuttle came up as the only solution, which is bullshit, but I think it's more of a liability/insurance issue. There are people that will volunteer, I was one of them, but there needs to be a real push to get one implemented.

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  20. An innocent young woman will have to live with the scars from these animals for the rest of her life. Tomorrow everyone will forget. The perpetrators will never be caught, if so, face a joke sentence. Maybe 2 years. And for what? Sickens me to think of the terror she must of felt . Nobody heard anything? Nobody saw anything? 10 pm is not too late, some people still walking back from class or the gym or something on a Monday night. We shouldn't have to live like hostages in our own community. The scum responsible - if it was up to me - would be hanged. It is the laissez faire Western liberal delusion of superiority that preaches rehabilitation over retribution which allows these scum to prey on innocent victims.

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  21. "non-white" + UW => asian.

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  22. @21, I think you will be a fan of "Deathnote".

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  23. LOL, sure, #4. If these fools would just tell criminals to stop committing crimes, all wrong-doing would cease.

    BTW, are you 12 years old, or just actually that fucking retarded?

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  24. #21:

    Being the victim of any type of crime is a horrendous position. Even a simple theft can make a person feel disgusting and violated. I cannot imagine what it would feel like to be a victim of sexual assault.

    But, are you going to remain a victim for the remainder of your life?

    No.

    People have the power to overcome these situations. Do not make the victim's plight seem so incredibly helpless.

    If you are a victim of any crime, especially sexual assault, do not let it make you lose hope. There are good people out there. So many people want to help and make the world a better place.


    PS: Never elect #21 in any type of political office.

    He/she is fucked.

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  25. 4 is a fucking retard, holy shit. I can't even believe how stupid you are.

    Also, interesting that political correctness has come so far that we can't even say anything other than 'non-White'.

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  26. @4-

    They weren't by any means blaming the victim; they were suggesting it is our responsibility to be proactive to ensure our own safety. No one deserves to be assaulted. However, as we see here, there are people in our society who want to assault and harm other people. We need to be proactive about minimizing risks and the chances of falling victim.

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  27. Wow....

    I always walk home alone late at night. I've always felt safe here. Maybe I'm just too trusting of people. Really angry that two idiots had to not only hurt one girl but also make many other people feel unsafe in this community.

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  29. @22. Oh god, Deathnote♥

    It's terrible that this stuff happens on campus (in general as well) but students should feel safe - especially around the residence area that many call their homes for the time being. I hope she'll be ok.

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  30. Someone should find the IP address of #30, that is kind of a suspicious thing to say.

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  31. Why does everybody assume it is rape.. Does sexual assault mean rape, I don't see that explicitly mentioned anywhere.

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  32. And that's why I cary a knife.
    Too bad I will get charged unless if I wait to use it after I have already been assaulted/stabbed.

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  33. @17: This is gathered from the victim probably...so it's a guess.

    @18: Means she doesn't remember the ethnicity.

    @33: I don't see why that matters.

    @34: That might not be a good idea, I'm too lazy to look it up now but I'm sure that the chances of saving yourself by using that knife are lower than the perpetrators using it against you.

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  34. ^ Confirmed: Ralph Lapin is a suspect. White 19 yo creep.

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  35. Learning to defend yourself is well and good, but if two guys catch you off guard you're pretty much fucked. I'm a guy and I don't even think there would be much I could do in a 1v2 situation where the attack is unexpected. That girl didn't stand a chance.

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  36. 33 @ RL (probably)
    it matters because details matter, e.g. it pisses me off to no end that their heights are given in imperial not metric (I would have to look it up to estimate how tall they are)

    also because if it was not rape I would feel better.

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  37. @38: Depends on their size, if they don't disable you right away and have no weapons, I think you stand a chance (if fighting dirty especially).

    @39: OK, obviously details matter in general but in this case I don't think the situation is any better if she was not raped. The takeaway is that we now have crimes occurring on campus near residences and that is unacceptable.

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  38. All men are pig. I bet you her pig boyfriend will not stand by her side.

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  39. People keep saying what if she was a man.. what if the victim was a SHEMALE?!

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  40. ^then it would still be tragic for the victim. what are you getting at?

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  41. There are alot of comments here and im way too lazy to read them all. But damn if thats not the most conspicious and non-ideal place to rape someone with all teh foot traffic and what not. Kinda scary for the ladies i would assume that at least around the residences would be safe.

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  42. ^ This. Girl got drunk, and asked two random dudes to fuck her in the alley. Later she got ashamed and faked her rape.

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  44. @ 45 - I doubt the assault happened in plain view of everyone... That would obviously just bring attention to them.

    I imagine she was unexpectedly grabbed from behind when there weren't people around her and dragged off into a vehicle or a more secluded place where the assault continued...

    Someone in my family was a victim of attempted rape (this happened a long time ago). Like the student, she was in public - not some sketchy alleyway. She was grabbed from behind and dragged backwards into some bushy field. I can't remember all the details, but I think she said that the guy either had one hand covering her mouth or had a knife to her throat (so she couldn't scream). Luckily, she was able to run away when he was in the process of getting his pants off... That event still scarred her for life though.

    According to the description, it sounds like the assault happened somewhere around here: http://i.imgur.com/8jyHy.png
    It seems there is a small parking lot there so I see getting dragged into a vehicle as a real possibility. I don't know what happened to the girl due to the lack of detail, but I'd avoid passing by vehicles with someone just sitting in them anyway (esp. when it's dark).

    It probably helps to walk at a somewhat fast pace, confidently strutting along (or seeming confident anyway - no staring at the ground). I feel safer when I'm walking quickly, as if I have somewhere to be.

    I wish the girl a successful recovery from the assault, both mentally and physically.

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  45. ^^^^^
    HOLY CRAP. IT DID HAPPEN IN THE PARKING LOT!
    http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.963418

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  46. "Supplemental Published : September 20, 2012

    As a result of investigation by Major Case Branch investigators it has been determined that the female's initial allegations to police were not true. The sexual assault previously described at the University of Waterloo campus on September 17,2012, did not occur. Investigators are appreciative of public assistance received during the investigation.

    The Waterloo Regional Police would like to remind members of the public that false allegations take a tremendous toll on police resources and making a false complaint to the police constitutes the criminal offence of public mischief. In this matter no charges have been laid.
    "

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  47. ^ WOW.

    Stupid fucking bitches. Girls, you realize shit like that makes you look really bad?

    Boy who cried wolf.

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  48. Wow, I wonder what actually made her do this.

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  49. 50, she might have rescinded her claim out of fear or shame. There's more than solely the "bitch made it up" side to it, and the reason is not something we'll likely get to find out.

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  50. What is your source for her rescinding her claim? I can't find anything on it.

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  51. ^ http://www.wrps.on.ca/mediacentre/majorincidents.html#12-221089

    53, nice try defending her.

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  52. So no charges were made on the girl who just made it up? Umm... and why not?

    All that tells her (and other girls) is that they can accuse guys of rape and get away with it, even though there should be (and normally ARE) criminal sanctions. What the hell.

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  53. Seriously guys?? 53, has a point. What if she was threatened to drop the allegations or something? There has to be a reason for why she would put herself through this in the first place.

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  54. @57, Good point, it's very possible she was interrogated so badly by the police she just ended up agreeing with them that it "didn't happen".

    Police can be just as rough verbally and otherwise on victims as suspects and in sexual assault there is a long history of that in policing.

    In a room alone with two large detectives who are going to make you tell them what they want to hear is not a nice place to be.

    Not saying that is what happened here but once must not discount the possibility.

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  55. ^ It clearly says the allegations were not true in the report. AKA, the woman done made it up. DEAL with it. Now everyone can take their sympathy cards back to Hallmark.

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  56. If she gets raped tonight, she can't even go to the police. They won't believe her.

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  57. I smell hush money.

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  58. 60, her own fault.

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  59. How do they know it never happened though?? Nobody finds in fishy that a girl would make up something like that out of the blue?

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  60. @63: Girls do it all the time.

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  61. @58....I would like to start my post with a big 'ol go fuck yourself.

    I doubt you a leading the kind of lifestyle that gets so oppressed by the Police. Did they take your skateboard away? catch you speeding in mommy's SUV? Now you are going to lead a life of fighting the man.

    if the victim didn't want to help out after she claimed she was raped, the police still need to confirm if it actually happened. if it didn't, they still need to find out if she is just changing her story. just because the victim wants to back away, the police can just turn their back on a real rape....very dangerous to let offenders off the hook.

    this victim should be ashamed, but might have a few other probs to deal with.

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  62. 64, Wiki says the percept of false rape accusations range from around 2% to 8%, that is hardly "girls do it all the time". While wiki isn't exactly a "trusted source", it usually isn't too far off.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_accusation_of_rape

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  63. I find it fishy as well...
    Especially since she didn't accuse someone in specific. If she just wanted to get "revenge" on some guy, you'd think she'd go accuse that person of sexual assault. If she just wanted
    "attention", then why did she keep her identity secret instead of blabbing to everyone that so and so raped her? It seems unusual that someone would make such a claim just because, and I wouldn't blindly accept something that strange without critically thinking about it. Unless they got solid evidence that the assault did not happen (e.g. footage of that night at the parking lot or evidence that she could not have been there at that time), I wouldn't be so certain that nothing happened.

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  64. I agree with 67. The descriptions of the guys were vague at best, certainly not enough to catch anyone. So getting revenge on some guy is out. As is getting drunk, having sex, and regretting it, because again, no specifics. No one knows who the girl is, how can she be an attention whore? It's possible she just wanted to get attention from the police, but not as likely.

    So why would she make it up/rescind the allegations?

    Also, 59, if the girl suddenly changed her story and said "No, it didn't happen, I lied," they would say the allegations were not true and assume it didn't happen, which is not necessarily the truth.

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