ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46)- What started out as a night of partying at a Midtown Atlanta nightclub has turned into a police investigation that centers around an alleged sexual assault that may have been broadcast on Facebook.
Atlanta Police said they are investigating after a video allegedly showing a sexual assault was published over the weekend on Facebook and subsequently went viral. The woman who was allegedly assaulted said she was drugged and sexually assaulted while dancing inside Opera Atlanta. At one point in the video, a voice can be heard asking for help and saying stop.
Atlanta Police said the following about the incident:
"Atlanta Police Department Special Victims Unit investigators remain in contact with the victim in this incident. The victim is no longer in the state of Georgia, but is cooperating with investigators. Investigators have also identified the male we believe is seen in the video with her and have been in contact with him, as well. Club Opera has been cooperative and helpful to our investigators as we continue to look into this matter. We will not be releasing the male’s name at this time, nor any other details about the Department’s ongoing investigation."
Opera Nightclub released a statement Monday that read:
"At this time we have met with the Atlanta Police Department and have provided them with everything they have requested. We will continue to aid and support their investigation in any way we can. We have been asked to defer any further questions to the Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs Unit."
The alleged victim took to Facebook again Monday to thank people who have helped her and said she wants justice. CBS46 is not naming the victim of the alleged sexual assault nor linking to the video.