MANSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)-- Now that the sex assault investigation is underway, UConn students and neighbors are expressing their concerns about the incident.
There is a path many students take to campus. The university sends out buses to that area. But at night the pathway is dark and can be very dangerous.
It was at a nearby home on Hunting Lodge Road where state police say the two women met their attackers. They were at a party and ended up in the woods where they say they were assaulted. Many around there say uninvited guests are often to blame.
"People that aren't UConn students that come here to party and come up her to take advantage of young women," said Jed Bosworth, UConn Graduate.
Jed Bosworth who met his wife while they were both at UConn says some things never change.
"The trail from campus to Carriage House used to be called the rape trail. I don't if it's still called that. Because the lighting is dim," said Bosworth.
"It's not okay that it's just the norm for girls to have to go off with pepper spray," said Jenny Murphy, UConn Student.
These students tell News 8 they always have to be careful weekend or weekday.
"I can't walk from A to B any later than 9 o'clock with out having to kind of look over my shoulder and make sure I don't have any shadows or anything," said Murphy.
They say what bothers them even more are the sex assaults they hear about on campus.
When asked if it happens often, Olivia Halvorson, UConn student said, "oh yeah absolutely. That's the part that freaks me out, all the ones we don't hear about."
Even though this happened off campus, it's an area where students traditionally live or visit so the university sent out an email warning about the weekend assaults.
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