MISSOULA (AP) — Authorities say a Saudi national studying at the University of Montana fled the country after a female student reported being drugged and raped by the man, and the school called the man without contacting police.
School officials say the alleged rape occurred on Feb. 10, but wasn't reported to the school until Feb. 17 as the school investigated another female student's report to campus police about being assaulted by the same man.
The school that day called the man and also issued a campus-wide email about a possible threat to the community.
School President Royce Engstrom on Friday told the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/yZAeF3) that Missoula police learned of the reported assaults from the email and contacted the school.
Police interviewed the women earlier this week, but the man had disappeared.