The two sexual assaults that were reported to Penn State Police over the weekend are not thought to be linked in any way, Penn State Police Chief Tyrone Parham said.
Parham said that in both assaults, the person assaulted was a female Penn State student and the person who assaulted them was a male.
In each assault, one of the people involved invited the other person into their dorm room, Parham said. Police could not say in either case specifically who asked whom into the room, Parham said.
The first assault reported was a rape that occurred in the Pollock/South Halls area sometime between 11 p.m. Thursday and 5 a.m. Friday, according to a press release issued via Penn State Live. The female who was raped told police she knew who raped her and identified him as a Penn State student.
Police are also investigating another sexual assault that occurred sometime between 2 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. in a residence hall on the West side of campus Saturday night. Police could not release the exact address of where the assault took place.
The female who reported being assaulted said she knew the male who assaulted her, police said.