C3I Investigating Alleged Sex Offense

According to the Frostburg State University Police crime log, the Allegany County Combined Criminal Investigation Unit (C3I) is investigating a sex offense that allegedly occurred in Cambridge Hall on September 7 around 10:49 pm. This information was not included in the Crime Line report provided by FSU police.

The incident report cannot be released to the public, because the investigation is ongoing

FSU Police Chief Cynthia Smith stated, “the involved persons have been identified and we do not believe there is a continuing threat to the campus.”

Here is a link to the FSU police department’s crime log.

FSU’s policy statement booklet states, “Once an institution knows or reasonably should know of possible Sexual Misconduct, it must take immediate and appropriate action, in accordance with its internal procedures, to investigate or otherwise determine what occurred.” It also states that, “If the institution determines that Sexual Misconduct has occurred, the institution must take prompt and effective steps to eliminate the Sexual Misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.” The policy booklet describes “prompt” as within 60 calendar days from the time the misconduct was reported.

FSU is being investigated for a possible Title IX violation after an alumna filed a complaint to the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

The FSU police department is reportedly being investigated by the Maryland State Police for possible misconduct. Former FSU police officer Jarrett Warnick, who resigned from duty after sexual assault charges against him were dropped, is reportedly assisting the Maryland State Police with the investigation.

FSU is seeking a full time Title IX coordinator, and the university is currently conducting the preliminary round of interviews. University officials expect to make a decision by the end of October, according to a university spokesperson.

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