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Sexual Assault Allegation Withdrawn

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Sexual assault allegation withdrawn

Waterloo Regional Police on Thursday announced that a sexual assault alleged to have happened on the University of Waterloo campus on Monday, Sept. 17, did not occur.

The statement from Waterloo Regional Police reads in part:

“As a result of investigation by Major Case Branch investigators, it has been determined that the female’s initial allegations to police were not true. The sexual assault previously described at the University of Waterloo campus on September 17, 2012, did not occur. Investigators are appreciative of public assistance received during the investigation.”

No charges have been laid.

The University of Waterloo remains committed to ensuring the safety of all members of our campus community. Safety tips and a full outline of our campus safety services and procedures is available online at

Sexual assault is treated very seriously at the University of Waterloo. A guide to campus and community resources can be found at

The university appreciates the efforts of Waterloo Regional Police and the University of Waterloo Police Service in this investigation.


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