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Sexual assault investigation continues at UW-L



Police are still investigating a sexual assault at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

It was reported early Saturday night on La Crosse Street near the Eagle and Coate residence halls.

La Crosse police are looking for a 6-foot-tall white male, who was wearing a dark sweatshirt and sweatpants and rimmed glasses.

Violence prevention specialist Ingrid Peterson said students need to watch out for each other and trust their instincts.

“We do a lot on our campus, as well, to educate everyone about bystander intervention,” Peterson said. “This idea that, when you see something that looks like it might be going bad, how can we intervene in a safe and helpful way?”

Peterson noted that most sexual assault cases are made by someone the victim knows. “Stranger” sexual assaults for just about 10 percent of all cases.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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