Three women have been assaulted in a week at the University of Maryland in College Park. Police report that a freshman was beaten and raped, a graduate student was pushed to the ground and kicked repeatedly and a man attempted to assault another graduate student, ordering her to get in her car. The most recent victim escaped after spraying the assailant in the face with pepper spray. University students are urging the police to step up security.
Police described one attacker as a 25 to 30-year-old white man with a deep voice, medium build, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing around 200 pounds, wearing a dark jacket. The suspect in the most recent attack was described as a white man, 6 feet tall, weighing around 195 pounds, with blond hair in a ponytail, wearing a plaid shirt under a dark jacket.
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Some of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act's key key provisions include a requirement of confidential reporting systems on colleges and universities, minimum training requirements for campus personnel, and stricter penalties for schools found to be in violation of Title IX or the Clery Act. . . .
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