SOUTH ORANGE - A Seton Hall University student alleges she was raped at an off-campus party, and that it was recorded with a cellphone.
Police say the incident happened at an off-campus gathering in a South Orange neighborhood on Nov. 16.
Seton Hall students told News 12 New Jersey they are shocked by the allegations. "I've heard about things like this happening on the news, but I never thought it would happen here at Seton Hall," says junior Jack Collins.
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South Orange police and the Essex County prosecutor are investigating, but there have been no charges yet.
The alleged incident was recorded with a cellphone and shared with a number of students. The university said in a statement that the actions are unacceptable and against the teachings of the Catholic university.
Students say they are upset the video was taken and shared, but that there are different interpretations on campus of the incident itself.
"People drink, people get too drunk, they do things they regret and when it comes to light they don't want to take responsibility for it, they don't want people to look down on them," says junior Ryan Kalena.
The role of alcohol, if any, will be taken into consideration by investigators.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office is leading the investigation, but did not comment Thursday.