IMAGE: Campus Village

A Saginaw Valley State University student is upset because she said her apartment complex failed to warn her or other residents about a recent attack in the complex.

Kennedy Kaufmann, a resident of Campus Village, said management didn’t send out any security information until Thurs. April 11. The alleged incident on April 12th.

“Curious why it took so long to come out. It said nothing about the sexual assault, it just said allegations of people dressed in security uniforms. It said something about that only being an allegation,” Kaufmann said.

According to officials, Saginaw County Sheriffs were called to Campus Village at Cardinal Center on April 6. Two women, 17-and-18-years-old, said they were sexually assaulted by four men at the apartments.

Officials said that they were able to capture one of the men, but they are still looking for three others.


Kaufmann said hearing about the assault has her and her roommates locking their doors and looking out windows, especially since it is known that police only caught one of the suspects.

“It makes me very uncomfortable that they haven’t caught them,” Kaufmann said.

She said she talked to the apartment manager and was not happy with where the conversation went.

Kaufmann hopes Campus Village will communicate more quickly in the future and help residents feel safer.

“I would like responsibility to be held. I would like for them to make us feel safe at the bare minimum. They did mention putting up a gate in the front, we’ll see how it goes. I appreciate that they’re trying to do something, but I feel like an action should’ve been taken earlier,” Kaufmann said.

Copyright 2019 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.