UWS statement regarding alleged indecent assault

On Friday 14 June 2013 the University of Western Sydney was advised of an alleged indecent assault of a student in the Campus Living Villages (CLV) facility at our Parramatta campus.

The University and CLV, which manages the residential facility, immediately referred the matter to NSW Police.

The alleged perpetrator has been identified and on Sunday 16 June was charged by Police.

A CLV employee has been suspended pending the outcome of the Police investigation and court hearing.

The University and CLV are assisting Police in their investigation.

The student who reported the alleged assault has been offered counselling and other support from the University.

No further public comments can be made by the University or CLV regarding the alleged assault while the matter is before the courts.

The University condemns any form of assault anytime, anywhere, and takes the safety and security of our students very seriously.

If students have any concerns for their safety or witness suspicious behaviour at UWS they are asked to report it immediately to the University’s 24-hour Campus Safety and Security(opens in a new window) or to NSW Police.

The University’s Campus Safety and Security(opens in a new window) officers patrol University facilities 24 hours a day, as well as monitor CCTV cameras. Emergency help points are also located across the UWS campus network.

UWS Campus Safety and Security officers are available to escort people on campus at night or anytime they feel concerned for their safety.


17 June 2013

Contact: Amanda Whibley

Manager, Media and Public Relations

media@uws.edu.au 0418 438 399