2 GSU students say they were sexually assaulted at off-campus apartment complex

Two Georgia State University students say they were sexually assaulted at an apartment complex near campus, authorities said.

The two teenagers told Atlanta police they were drinking and smoking at a party at the 112 Courtland Apartments on Friday night, according to a police report. 

The two are roommates and live in the apartment complex, which isn’t affiliated with GSU but houses many students, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The father of one of the alleged victims told Channel 2 “something was slipped into their drinks.”

The students told police they woke up Monday morning, which was about 36 hours after the party, and they didn’t know how they got there. The last thing they remembered was leaving the party, and a man who they said had been sexually suggestive had groped them, the report said. 

“I'm livid. I am livid. Words cannot express the way that I feel right now,” the father, who asked Channel 2 not to be identified, said. 

AJC.com does not name sexual assault victims.

The students underwent rape kit testing at Grady Memorial Hospital, the report said. Neither reported injuries.

 

The father told the news station the apartment complex is crime-ridden, and Channel 2 reported there was a rape reported there a month ago. Officers also investigated 24 cases of vandalism, 34 thefts, 14 fights and two suspicious-person calls in 2018.

The leasing office declined to comment, and Channel 2 is awaiting a response from the complex’s corporate office.

An investigation is ongoing.

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