University Is Cooperating With Local Law Enforcement Investigation

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Authorities in South Orange, N.J. are investigating an alleged sexual assault of a Seton Hall University student last month.

As WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported, South Orange police think the mid-November incident at an off-campus party was caught on cell phone video, which was then forwarded among students.

“It blows my mind,” a Seton Hall junior told Putney. “That’s awful to do to the person, regardless of if it was consensual or not.”

“It’s just not right. You’re not supposed to do that, you’re invading somebody’s privacy, exploiting them,” a sophomore added. “If that were me, I would be petrified so I can imagine how they feel.”

University officials have urged students to delete the video.

“The recording or sharing of images of the alleged incident is completely unacceptable,” university spokesman Dan Kalmanson said. “The university has and will continue to appropriately address this kind of conduct.”

Kalmanson said the university is cooperating with local police and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The law enforcement agencies declined to comment on the incident.

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