A rape was reported to a University administrator March 22, according to the Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) crime log for March 23.The alleged rape occurred on an unknown date in 2014 in a Notre Dame residence hall, according to the crime log entry.The Jeanne Clery Act, originally known as the Campus Security Act, is the federal law that details how and what universities and colleges are required to disclose in terms of crime on campus, according to the Clery Center for Security on Campus. In accordance with this regulation, students did not receive an NDSP crime alert email detailing the allegations when they were reported to the University.Both the daily crime log kept by NDSP and the crime alert emails the Notre Dame community receives are the result of regulations in the Clery Act. The Clery Act requires universities and colleges to “issue timely warnings about Clery Act crimes which pose a serious or ongoing threat to students and employees.” These crimes fall into three major categories: criminal offenses, hate crimes and arrests and referrals for disciplinary action. Because the Clery Act does not dictate a timeframe or requirement for a “timely” warning, crimes that are reported a significant amount of time after they occur may not meet the timeliness standard. NDSP judges on a case-by-case basis whether or not the reported incident necessitates an alert based on its timeliness and whether or not the offender in question poses a threat to the community at large.Information about sexual assault prevention and resources for survivors of sexual assault are available online from NDSP and from the Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention (CSAP).Tags: Clery Act, NDSP, NDSP crime log, sexual assault, Title IX
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man who was convicted of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed a teenager in her hometown of Lindenhurst was sentenced Monday to 10 2/3 to 32 years in prison.Michael Grasing had been convicted in November at Suffolk County court of vehicular homicide, manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a fatal accident and traffic violations. He was acquitted of second-degree murder by depraved indifference.Prosecutors said the 34-year-old Babylon man had a blood alcohol content of 0.32 percent—four times the legal limit—while speeding in his Nissan Maxima more than 85 mph on Montauk Highway when he rear-ended 18-year old Brittney Walsh’s Kia Sportage, which then flip multiple times on June 24, 2012.“The defendant continued down Montauk Highway and, at times, he drove on the sidewalk, and narrowly missed a crowd,” Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota said. “His car was finally rendered immobile when he hit a utility pole.”Walsh, a recent high school graduate who was driving home from her job at a local department store, was pronounced dead at the scene.Justice Mark Cohen ordered the sentences for each charge to be served consecutively. Grasing’s attorney, William Keahon, told reporters that he plans to appeal.