MANSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) -- A college party this weekend has the attention of police, students, and neighbors. That's because two girls who go to UConn say they were sexually assaulted.
State Police along with canine units were scouring all through the woods into early Saturday morning. It's where two women say they were assaulted while they were at a party on Hunting Lodge Road.
No one answered at the nearby house where students tell News 8 the party was held. And those going to the off-campus house on Hunting Lodge Road did not want to talk to us.
State Police say what appeared to be intoxicated students scattered when they arrived at around 10:30 Friday night. The victims reportedly met their attackers at the party.
"It was actually my friend's apartment that the incident happened at and they said they never seen the two guys before," said UConn student Olivia Halvorson. "They were from some off-campus location. They snuck into the house and they got the girls in the back yard."
One of the victims told police she was sexually assaulted and the other woman says her attacker tried to force her into non-consensual sexual acts.
UConn student Alisa McGinia lives just down the street and saw dozens of police cars along the road when she returned home early Saturday morning.
"Coming back at 3 o'clock it's not necessarily something you want to hear about," said McGinia.
A warning was sent out to students who say the off-campus area can be dark and dangerous at night.
UConn student Kelly Shehan tells News 8 the email "just gave brief details with everything anonymous and just let the students know what happened.
State Police are following several leads right now. There's no word yet if these alleged attackers were students at UConn or people who just came to party.
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