Warning: This article contains graphic content relating to sexual assault.

The UC Santa Barbara Police Department issued a timely warning on Oct. 12 for an aggravated sexual assault. The assault occurred at a campus-affiliated property in Isla Vista on Oct. 9 at an unknown time. 

According to the timely warning, multiple individuals prevented the survivor from leaving a room, took her phone and gave her an unknown beverage. The survivor woke up hours later and discovered she had been assaulted, the timely warning stated. The timely warning did not specify the location of the sexual assault and whether or not the drink was drugged. 

It is unknown whether the perpetrators are affiliated with UCSB, the timely warning said.

The difference between sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault lies in intent. If someone had the intention to attack, batter or rape and used violence against an individual, then the sexual assault becomes aggravated.


Atmika Iyer
Atmika Iyer (she/her/hers) is the Daily Nexus editor in chief for the 2022-23 school year. Previously, Iyer was the County News and co-Lead News Editor for the 2021-22 school year. She's a lover of loud music, loud laughs and loud prints.