Appalachian State Police Announce Arrest In Sexual Assault Case

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The Appalachian State Police Department on Thursday announced an arrest in a recent sexual assault that took place on campus. The assault reportedly occurred on August 19, 2017, in a campus residence hall.

In a statement from the department, “As a result of the investigation regarding this case conducted by detectives with the Appalachian State University Police Department, the suspect, Devin Austin Parks, 20, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with (1) count of Sexual Battery.”

The statement goes on to say that Parks was arrested by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and transported to the Mecklenburg County Detention Facility. Additionally, Parks has been banned from all Appalachian State University property. Parks is not affiliated with Appalachian State University.

Anyone with information regarding a crime is encouraged to call University Police at 828-262-2150, or you may also report crimes anonymously at: http://police.appstate.edu/crime-tip-submission-form
If you, or someone you know has experienced interpersonal violence, you are not alone and we are here to help. Please visit ipv.appstate.edu for resources available both on and off campus.

For information that promotes safety and aids in the prevention of similar incidents, click here: http://appcares.appstate.edu/tips/.

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