LaSalle student attacked with bleach, sexually assaulted

- Philadelphia Police are investigating a sexual assault involving a LaSalle University early Friday morning.

The incident occurred just after midnight inside Kemble Park on the 5600 block of North 16th Street.

Police say the 18-year-old student was assaulted inside the park by two suspects, who threw bleach in her face, and assaulted her with an unknown object.

Officers arrived on scene to find the victim unconscious. She was taken to Einstein Hospital by police.

Special Victims Unit is handling the investigation.

La Salle University has released the following statement:

Shortly before midnight yesterday September 7, a La Salle female student was physically subdued and sexually assaulted by two black males in Kemble Park near Ogontz and Olney Avenues. Police arrived at the scene at 12:10 a.m. and the student was transported to the hospital. She was released at approximately 6 a.m. this morning and has provided information to the Special Victims Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department. Security cameras in the area are under review. Anyone with information on this assault is asked to contact the Philadelphia Police Department immediately.

La Salle University’s counseling services were immediately made aware of this crime and are prepared to work with any and all students who need emotional supports as a result of this incident. The University’s victim advocate professional is providing supports currently to our student and will continue to do.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim of this crime this morning. Communications will be forthcoming to students today to remind them of the many services provided by our Public Safety department, including escort services available on demand as well as preventive measures they can take to protect themselves.

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