In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a Crime Alert is being issued for a reported rape.
REPORTED OFFENSE: A Rape by Force was reported by an IUB student. The victim reported the assault occurred after arrangements were made through a social media site to meet on the IUB Campus.
REPORTED TIME AND LOCATION OF OFFENSE: This crime occurred between 4:40 PM and 6:30 PM in the vicinity of 1900 to 1910 East 10th Street.
SUSPECT: The suspect is a white male, 5’ 9”, 160 lbs, brown hair and blue eyes
In an effort to keep yourself and others safe, please consider the following safety tips:
•Beware that predators may use social media, alcohol and/or drugs to target potential victims
•Be aware of your surroundings.
•Listen to your intuition. If you feel like something is wrong, it probably is. Try to get out of the situation.
•Don't be afraid to make a scene and yell, scream, or run for protection.
•Remember, alcohol and drugs can impair your perceptions and reactions. Be especially careful when you drink, and when you're with someone who has been drinking.
•Watch your beverage at all times. Date rape drugs are tasteless, colorless, and odorless. Victims don't know they have ingested these drugs until the effects are well under way.
•Go with a group of friends when you go out to a party or to the bars, and look out for each other.
•Speak up or call authorities if you see someone who could be in trouble.
Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is encouraged to call the IU Police Department – Bloomington 812-855-6706.
Sexual assault can happen to anyone. Each member of the IU community shares in the responsibility to create and maintain a safe and respectful environment for all individuals. For more information on consent and sexual violence prevention and resources, see http://stopsexualviolence.iu.edu.
Additional safety tips can be found at: https://protect.iu.edu/police/crime-prevention
Lately, IU has been touting its efforts to crack down on sexual violence. Unfortunately, the University will never tell you the countless ways it promotes sexual violence. For example, take this poster ad from the Administration which had a stint on many of IU's campus buses (not sure if it's still up):
Maybe you say this isn't the University "promoting" sexual violence—they're actually trying to keep people safe, right?
But what about the Kinsey Institute? That's IU's "Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction," which proudly houses "one of the world's largest collections of photographs, artwork, and artifacts for the study of human sexuality." In case you're wondering about the nature of this artwork, you should know the collection's reading room is restricted to "scholars, professionals, university faculty, and students over eighteen who are researching topics pertaining to sexuality, gender, and reproduction."
Year after year, the Kinsey Institute follows in the footsteps of its founder, Alfred Kinsey, and seeks to normalize and promote adultery, fornication, homosexuality, pornography, masturbation, and nearly every form of sexual perversity, all under the auspices of Indiana University. The Institute still deliberately operates on the principle of its founding father: "The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform."
But you might ask: Even if all those things are immoral, how exactly is that promoting sexual violence?
Because, when you divorce sexual intimacy from the bond of marriage, from male-female distinctions, and from the bearing of children, you've effectively removed from men any obligation to protect women sexually. When you destroy the foundations of sexuality, you can no longer expect men to treat "younger women as sisters, in all purity" (1 Timothy 5:2). So what happens? Men become predators, and women become prey.
Do you actually want sexual assault at IU to end? First, repent of your own sexual sin. Repent of fornication and pornography and homosexuality and lust and whatever else you're enslaved to. Seek forgiveness in Christ Jesus and then honor Him with your body. Don't believe the lie that using a condom will protect your soul. Flee immorality. Love and honor marriage, as God does:
Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. (Hebrews 13:4)