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Cal State Long Beach Student Reports Sexual Assault At Frat Party

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A Cal State Long Beach fraternity has been suspended in light of a female student reporting that she was sexually assaulted at one of their parties.

The student said that she was sexually assaulted by a man she did not know while attending an off-campus party hosted by the Kappa Sigma fraternity last weekend. The assault happened in the early morning hours of Sunday, she said.

A bulletin issued by the school said that alcohol was being consumed at the party, and that it was possible that both students as well as non-students attended. It is not clear at this time if the alleged attacker, who has been described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, was a student.

The Long Beach State Kappa Sigma chapter has been suspended by the fraternity leaders, who are based in Virginia, while fraternity officers investigate, according to the Press Telegram. The fraternity is also not allowed to serve alcohol at any Kappa Sigma events for an indefinite amount of time, regardless of where they are held.

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As the incident happened off-campus, the Long Beach Police Department are investigating, the Long Beach Posts reports. LBPD spokeswoman Marlene Arrona said that the attack seems to have been an isolated incident. "There is no incident, at this time, there is any safety concerns to the community," she said.

Anyone with information should call the LBPD Sex Crimes Detail at 562-570-7368 during business hours or 24-hour LBPD Sex Crime Tip Line at 562-570-7878.