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Last modified: Wednesday, October 23, 2002

IU asks authorities to investigate dorm incident

Indiana University Bloomington officials announced today (Oct. 23) that they have requested the assistance of local law enforcement in the investigation of reports that individuals representing a pornographic film company were on the Bloomington campus earlier this month to shoot scenes for a film.

"The university is looking into various reports that are surfacing and requesting local law enforcement assistance," said Bloomington Chancellor Sharon Stephens Brehm. "If this incident occurred, it's obviously inconsistent with the values of the university.

"I've also asked the dean of students to look into the reports to determine if there were any code of conduct violations by students," Brehm said. "We're attempting to determine facts. If there were violations of the student code of conduct or if criminal or civil laws were broken, we will pursue those violations fully.

"If such a commercial entity was on our campus filming obscene and lewd activities, the group clearly was there without the university's knowledge or permission. It's very exploitative of our students and our university," Brehm said.

The chancellor said IU police have been asked to follow up on an Oct. 3 report filed by a resident manager of Teter Quandrangle.

After receiving a report of possible inappropriate activity in the dormitory, the resident manager observed several women who were not fully clothed and also noted that cameras were present. The individuals said they were students from Los Angeles who were working on a film project. The resident manager told the group to leave the dormitory and then reported the incident to campus police.