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Another case of sexual assault at Eastern Washington University puts students on edge

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An Eastern Washington University freshman spent a night in the Spokane County Jail after police say he raped a female student and videotaped it, in his dorm room after a party on Tuesday night. An Eastern Washington University freshman spent a night in the Spokane County Jail after police say he raped a female student and videotaped it, in his dorm room after a party on Tuesday night.
CHENEY, Wash. -

An Eastern Washington University freshman spent a night in the Spokane County Jail after police say he raped a female student and videotaped it, in his dorm room after a party on Tuesday night.

He posted bond of $17,500 and will be back in court for his arraignment on October 21, but even though he's been suspended from school, students at Eastern are on edge right now.

"In the last 2-3 weeks, there have been a reported 4 sexual assaults in our community, not all on campus," Eastern Police Chief Tim Walters explained.

To Eastern Police, this has all been concerning.

"It's taken everyone by surprise," said Daniel Newman, a junior student. Different from other years, "This is the only time I've even heard [of something like this] now they happen in rapid succession," he explained.

"I don't think it's unusual," said Chief Walters. "It's a concern so many happened in a short period of time."

One group of students said they watch out for each other a little more now, but ultimately, "for the most part, [they] still feel safe."

"It is disappointing," they added.

Eastern Police want students and parents to know they are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For more information about how to sign up for emergency alerts, you can look at their website: http://access.ewu.edu/police 

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