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Bakersfield College safety official speaks out two weeks after attempted rape in campus bathroom

Posted at 7:49 PM, Apr 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-23 22:49:40-04

Bakersfield Police are still investigating the attempted rape on the Bakersfield College campus. This is the second sexual assault incident since 2017 when BPD arrested Brandon Robinson for an alleged rape on campus. 

"We're looking into technology as technology becomes available," said Christopher Counts, Director of Public Safety at Bakersfield College. 

Director Counts initially sent students and faculty an email regarding the latest incident on campus but failed to call it a sexual assault. After the 2017 arrest, his office added a cadets to campus security through the student work study program.  

According to Counts, Bakersfield College has ten full-time security staff. He says the campus is looking alert students and faculty through text messaging or other phone applications in future incidents. Counts says campus safety is the administration's highest priority.