A female Penn State student was forcibly raped on campus in early December, Penn State Police said.
Police said the woman was sexually assaulted by a male student she previously knew. The incident occurred between 3:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 in an East Halls residence hall, though the female student reported the incident on Wednesday, police said.
The incident is classified as forcible rape, aggravated indecent assault, sexual assault and indecent assault, police said.
Police have begun investigating the incident, police said.
Police said that the female student did not report any specific reason why she delayed reporting the incident, but police still encourage reporting after a sexual assault occurs, no matter the time frame.
Some people never report that they were sexually assaulted, but it is in their best interest to report it, police said.
Since Aug. 27, local police fielded 18 reports of sexual assault and one report of a potential sexual assault from Dec. 16, in which the woman who reported the assault could not remember whether it was sexual in nature.