If you know her, you're not a real rapist
The Univerity of Tampa is now admitting that it erred in failing to alert the campus community regarding a rape suspect at large:
TAMPA - University of Tampa officials say they should have informed the student newspaper earlier of a rape on campus after the Gasparilla parade, but the assault didn't merit extreme precautions or alerting all students.
"The question at first was: Is it date rape? We don't go into a security alert for a date rape," UT spokesman Grant Donaldson said Saturday. "That's not called for."
Though some students expressed outrage that school officials didn't notify them immediately, others suggested that the victim brought trouble on herself by drinking too much, leaving her friends and allowing a stranger into her room.
Still, Donaldson said, the university failed to alert the newspaper in a timely manner and officials will review policies related to releasing information about similar events.
The rape occurred Jan. 26, when a man escorted a drunken student to her UT dorm room. The man, whose blurred image was captured by security cameras, fled the room when another student showed up. The young woman reported the assault to police soon after. [SPT]
Because as we all know, alleged stranger rapists are suspects who should be considered dangerous, whereas, it's gauche to treat other alleged rapists as dangerous suspects when they're only suspected of raping women they know.