Third student rape reported to Cal Poly

Unknown-11By LISA RIZZO

A third woman in a matter of days reported she was raped, in a trio of unrelated cases alarming the Cal Poly community.

The University Police Department said a woman reported she was raped in her room at the school’s Poly Canyon Village on Sunday night. Like the two other allegations of sexual assault, she also said she was unconscious at the time due to alcohol consumption.

While a suspect has been identified, no one has been arrested in this case.

The campus police department issued three sexual assault alerts to the Cal Poly community within the last week. The law requires the department to disclose the facts, as reported, in campus wide alerts.

The first sexual assault report was made by a female student who said she was raped May 7 at the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity on California Blvd. Cal Poly student Joseph Trupiano, 23, was taken into custody after turning himself in to face the allegations days later. He was charged with sexual assault.

The second report of attack was made by a student who claimed she was raped in her campus dormitory room at Poly Canyon Village last Thursday night. Police have identified a separate suspect in this additional case but no arrest has been made.

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