The University of Montana and the Missoula Police Department confirmed Monday they are looking into an alleged sexual assault that occurred on campus.

Missoula Police Lt. Scott Brodie said the assault allegedly occurred in a UM dormitory last October and was reported over the weekend.

“We received a report from UM, but we haven’t assigned the case yet,” Brodie said. “It’s something we’ll follow up on.”

Peggy Kuhr, vice president of communications at UM, said the university’s Office of Public Safety responded to a call Saturday morning from a resident assistant.

Kuhr said the incident allegedly occured in Miller Hall. The case has been turned over to MPD.

“From our perspective, safety is of the upmost importance,” Kuhr said. “We encourage people to come forward to report sexual assaults, or any kind of crime, or anything they’ve experienced or seen. Even if it was in the past, we encourage them to talk to anyone of authority.”

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Reporter Martin Kidston can be reached at 523-5260, or at martin.kidston@missoulian.com.

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