Alleged Sexual Assault That Happened On A Sidewalk During Ohio University’s Homecoming Was Live-Tweeted

Warning: graphic content. Onlookers took photos and video of a man performing oral sex on a woman. The incident is now being investigated as sexual assault.

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The Athens Messenger reported Monday that video and photos are being shared online of a possible sexual assault that occurred in front of a crowd of people over the weekend.

there is a video going around of a guy eating a girl out on court street in front of a ton of people from last night

Patch Adams

@TheRealP_O

there is a video going around of a guy eating a girl out on court street in front of a ton of people from last night

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Still can't believe a dude was eating box on court street Saturday night in front of like 10 people

Rich

@FiIthyRich

Still can't believe a dude was eating box on court street Saturday night in front of like 10 people

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A video of the same couple was taken by Instagram user @Kal_vizuals.

@Huntermoore search kal_vizuals on Insta for the video of the girl being eaten out in public #courtst #ou #ohyeah

BISH

@NickatN1te

@Huntermoore search kal_vizuals on Insta for the video of the girl being eaten out in public #courtst #ou #ohyeah

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He tweeted about the incident. The area was full of students for Ohio University's homecoming.

Homecoming weekend--stay'd up 2 days straight, spent $150, head-butted a window and worse of all saw a guy eating a girl out on court street

Kal

@KalVizuals

Homecoming weekend--stay'd up 2 days straight, spent $150, head-butted a window and worse of all saw a guy eating a girl out on court street

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Earlier that night, the O.U. marching band performed on the same street as the scene of the alleged sexual assault.

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Popular Ohio University anonymous confessional Twitter account, OU. Confessions has even posted about the incident.

OU Confessions

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According to The Post, Ohio University's student paper, Athens Police have seen the Instagram video.

Athens Police confirmed Monday that, as part of an ongoing investigation, they have seen screenshots of an Instagram video that led a woman to file a rape complaint Sunday...

As of Monday evening, officials from APD had not contacted Ohio University's Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility, a branch of OU's Division of Student Affairs, said Martha Compton, the office's director.

Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers told the paper he was alarmed that the crowd took photos and uploaded the video instead of helping the woman.

Powers said social media might end up holding someone accountable for a crime he would've gotten away with.

"What is more disturbing are the social implications of what it means for someone to have been standing there watching this thing happen, videotaping it with their phone instead of getting involved and trying to help the victim," Powers said.

According to David DeWitt, reporter for The Athens NEWS, the incident happened a block from the Athens police department.

@ryanpbroderick @BuzzFeed I write for The Athens NEWS, wanted to note this happened 1 block from police dept. and sheriffs office. Crazy

David DeWitt

@TheRevDeWitt

@ryanpbroderick @BuzzFeed I write for The Athens NEWS, wanted to note this happened 1 block from police dept. and sheriffs office. Crazy

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