The Medical School building guard accused of sexually assaulting a University student in December was fired for "administrative" reasons and not directly because of the alleged assault, University Police Commissioner John Kuprevich said yesterday. Kuprevich said University Police and the Philadelphia Police Sex Crimes division are investigating a report of a sexual assault by a building guard last semester but said no criminal charges have been filed in the case. The victim of the alleged assault has not decided to press charges at this time. The guard did admit, Kuprevich said, to being away from his post for part of that evening. Although sources close to the case described the incident as a rape earlier this week, Kuprevich said police are classifying the incident as a sexual assault. This classification does include the charge of rape. In addition to the criminal investigation, the Medical School also investigated the case. Kuprevich said school officials suspended the guard upon learning of the accusations. They then "terminated" him, Kuprevich said, for other reasons.Comments powered by Disqus
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