The offense was reported to UNL police at 1:28 a.m. Monday – almost exactly one week after the 17-year-old told police she was sexually assaulted by a member of Phi Gamma Delta 19-year-old, triggering the week of demonstrations. .
The nature of the latest report is unclear, described in police records as “sex offense – other”. UNL police were not immediately available for comment.
In an Instagram post late Sunday night, Sigma Chi announced that he had removed the fraternity member accused of a sex offense and would place the chapter on “a self-suspension.”
Deb Fiddelke, UNL’s communications officer, said the university was first informed of the alleged assault through social media, which took place two hours before the incident took place. reported to campus police.
“It is unfortunate that a possible sexual assault was reported on social media before it was reported to the police,” Fiddelke said in a statement. “The university police department is now fully investigating this incident.”
Fiddelke added that the “self-suspension” announced by Sigma Chi on Sunday is “not an official protocol” used by the university. The UNL could take its own action following an investigation.
Four days before the alleged incident, Sigma Chi issued a statement of solidarity as the protests unfolded outside the Fiji house, promising to “do our part to create a safe and comfortable environment for all in our community.”