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Bakersfield College students talk safety after alleged attempted rape on campus

Posted at 6:52 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-16 21:52:29-04

Bakersfield College students are talking safety after an alleged attempted rape at Bakersfield College last week.

The Student Life group at BC says there's been increased security at the school since the 2016-2017 school year, and that there are safety programs available for students.

The Rape and Aggressive Defense training (R.A.D.) is held three times per semester. Students on campus can also request to be escorted by Cadet escorts, who can take them to their car or class if they feel threatened.

Nallely Sanchez, a third-year student at BC, said she's noticed the increased security on campus, especially near bathrooms. Last week's attempted rape happened in a bathroom in the humanities building, and in 2017 a man was arrested for an alleged sexual assault, also inside a campus bathroom.

Details on the suspect in Tuesday's attempted rape can be found here. For more information on programs and safety services offered at BC, contact the Public Safety Department. Their contact information is as follows: