The Irvine Police Department confirmed Friday that a woman was raped in her apartment near UC Irvine by an intruder July 8.
Earlier on Friday, UCI police sent out a campuswide alert reporting that a sexual assault had occurred at an apartment near campus. Campus police issued the alert because the apartment complex is less than a mile from campus and is known for housing students.
The rape occurred shortly after midnight, said Lt. John Hare, a public information officer with Irvine Police. The victim was approached by an unarmed male intruder as she exited the shower, where the suspect ordered her to have sex with him, in order to avoid harm, Hare said in an e-mail.