We Handle it Internally: Another Possible Sexual Assault at Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City's Zuccotti Park.

There’s been another alleged sexual assault at an Occupy encampment, this time at Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park.

According to the New York Post, the suspect entered a woman’s tent around 6 a.m. Saturday and sexually assaulted her. Protesters chased him out of the park, yelling “Pervert! Pervert! Get the f–k out!”

The police were not called, the paper reported.

“They were shining flashlights in his face and yelling at him to leave,” a woman who called herself Leslie told the Post, but refused to give her real name.

She said another woman was raped weeks earlier.

“We don’t tell anyone,” she said. “We handle it internally. I said too much already.”

The report is the latest allegation of sexual assault to come out of the Occupy movement. Earlier this month, police were investigating after a 19-year-old woman attending an Occupy Cleveland rally said she was raped in her tent. Days later, police were investigating the possible sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl at Occupy Dallas.

Occupy Baltimore recently revised its sexual assault reporting guidelines after distributing pamphlets that discouraged victims from coming forward to the police. The pamphlets instructed victims of assault to report incidents to the “Security Team” which would “supply the abuser with counseling resources.”