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Nova Scotia RCMP investigating historical allegations of sexual assault at Université Sainte-Anne

By Joe Thomson Sep 7, 2023 | 4:03 PM

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Warning: The following story contains references to allegations of sexual abuse and sexual assault and may be difficult for survivors and those impacted by these claims.

The RCMP are investigating historical allegations of sexual assault at Université Sainte-Anne.

A website began circulating last week that alleges more than 50 sexual assaults occurred on the university’s campus between 2015 and 2019. It includes a petition that, among other things, aims to get the school to address the alleged rape culture present on campus.

The RCMP say they’ve done a review of sexual assault cases in Nova Scotia since 2015 and have found four that occurred at Université Sainte-Anne. They say these cases have been investigated.

The website includes testimonies from survivors including one that claims a student working as a security guard for the university raped 17 women over the course of two years.

“He would go on his rounds alone each night when there was a big party on campus and follow drunk girls home from the bar or just make his way into the rooms and rape them,” says the website.

It continues on to say that the school was made aware on multiple occasions of the student’s actions yet did nothing to address the problem.

The RCMP are encouraging any survivors to contact them. They want to make it clear that they can contact police and discuss an incident before deciding to further participate in the investigation and court process. They say that victim services are available, and survivors will be supported.

If you or someone you know are a survivor, witness, or have any information about sexual assaults at Université Sainte-Anne, the RCMP are asking you to contact their Meteghan detachment by calling 902-645-2326.


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