ECU Students React To New Lead In Assault Case

ECU Police say they've received a lead in the robbery and sexual assault case that happened on campus.

They released video surveillance of the suspects on Wednesday.

As ECU Police continue to look for clues, on Saturday WITN spoke to some students living in Clement Residence Hall where the assault happened. Police are searching for three suspects.

"It's just scary to think that you bring guys in and they'll sexually assault you," says Danielle Bullock who is a freshman at ECU.

Bullock is like many of the students at ECU who are now keeping a close eye on who's going in to the place they call home.

"When I come in my dorm if there is a guy out there I walk in and shut the door to make sure no one follows behind me," says Lucie Edwards a freshman.

ECU Police say the received a tip from a WITN viewer and are using that lead and conducting interviews to catch the men they believe are behind the assault and robbery.

Police say the assault happened last month very early in the morning.

This is now the second assault that has happened on ECU's campus this year.

"I've felt safe from the beginning," said Edna Seymour also a freshman. "It really hasn't concerned me at all. It hasn't really gone through my mind so."

If you have any information please give the ECU Police a call. There tip line 252-737-8477


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  • by reader Location: nc on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:09 AM
    I guess ECU is living up to it's real reputation. It's sad to say BUT, it's the truth though.I know a lot of college kids who chose this college because of the reputation it has.Let's face it college isn't what is was 10 years ago.I know 3 girls and 2 boys that transferred to other colleges because of the "ACTIVITIES" that the students participate in. The sad part is It happens so much but this time it didn't go unreported.
  • by Cat Location: Gboro on Apr 26, 2009 at 09:12 PM
    I am totally with FEMALE. I had kind of said the same thing, but it didn't get posted.. so I will just say I agree with her. Bear Paw...To a certain extent in certain situations, the victim is very responsible. Some incidents can be avoided, and this was one of them. The perps are still very liable for what they did, but people like that count on oppurtunity. Its up to the rest of us to not give them that oppurtunity. People need to know how the situation was mis-handled in hopes of them not making those same mistakes. Thats how we learn. Harsh? Maybe...but thats the way it is.
  • by watergirl Location: g-vegas on Apr 26, 2009 at 06:07 PM
    Kaitlyn, I hate to tell you honey, but you transferring won't keep you safe. You can be assaulted anywhere. The key is being smart and using your best judgment. Clearly this young lady did not use her best judgment and now this is the result. Like Mom says, you have to be responsible and keep yourself out of trouble. Use your common sense and hopefully you'll avoid situations like this.
  • by Bear Paw Location: Greenville on Apr 26, 2009 at 05:42 PM
    It's a sad state of affairs when we have to blame the victim and not the perps....Go figure
  • by jack to jb on Apr 26, 2009 at 08:20 AM
    you were there??
  • by Female Location: gville on Apr 25, 2009 at 10:06 PM
    I am a FEMALE and I strongly agree with alleged assault statement below...reason I say this is because if she would have woke up with them still in her room - - - none of this would have come about. If she was assaulted.. don't you think she would have reported the assault when it happened..not when she woke up and realized they stole things and they were gone.. point is the girl should not have let someone she did not know into the dorm room where 100's of students live. She endangered not only her safety but the safety of other students. It is a lesson learned for all young college students - - - do not let random people into your room especially random people from greenville.
  • by Kaitlyn Location: Greenville on Apr 25, 2009 at 08:34 PM
    I am scared for my life at ECU. I hate this area and am going to transfer in the fall.
  • by Blake Location: Greenville on Apr 25, 2009 at 07:47 PM
    Edna Seymour says she's not worried, that's exactly what the victim was thinking to, im sure of it. Not worried, get your guard down, and sick people will take advantage of you and your trust. If your not worried, at least a little vigilant, than ur just dumb.
  • by Mom Location: Greenville on Apr 25, 2009 at 06:47 PM
    This whole situation has opened learing oppurtunties for discussion with my daughter. I hate this happened to this young lady. This is a situation that we as parents usually try to drill in our daughter's heads while we can -fearing this very thing happening to them when they are no longer under our protection. Unfortunately girls as crazy as it seems there really are creepy guys out there who think they have a right to use a girl just "because". The college experience is a wonderful time in your life but you have to remain vigilant and keep yourself out of trouble. There's enough trouble out there without making it easy for jerks.
  • by jb Location: greenville on Apr 25, 2009 at 06:07 PM
    to jack...there's nothing alleged about it...it happend.
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