Kaiti Sullivan, DN File
Sex trafficking scheme found to be unsubstantiated
After several messages about a possible sex trafficking scheme received attention on social media, the University Police Department and the university released statements, calling the matter "unsubstantiated and not linked to any criminal activity."
After posts about two women talking to students at Bracken Library — asking them to join a bible study and provide their contact information — rumors of them being part of a sex trafficking scam began to circulate on social media.
University Police Chief Jim Duckham said in an email Monday that police had spoken to a student about the alleged suspicious encouter.
"The student had done some research prior to speaking with UPD and also believed there was nothing criminal or suspicious," Duckham said.
The university also released a statement on Twitter Tuesday saying that there is no threat to the campus.