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Richmond Searches for Missing VCU Student

By Juliette Delp and Curt Dozier
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va – Word that a British exchange student went missing spread fast around VCU and the Richmond community. Now, weeks later, there are still no answers.

Jonny Dorey, a 22-year old geography student, was last seen March 2nd.

With only a thousand VCU students being international, few can identify with the culture shock. But, Andrew Shipley, senior Health and Physical Education major, can relate to Dorey.

Shipley left his hometown in England to come to VCU in 2007.

“It was pretty hard since I…first time I had actually really been away from my family, like all my family was in England and there’s me, I’m by myself, taking everything in,” said Shipley.

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Fuller Will Likely Never Face Charges for Sex Crime

By Derick Waller, Juliette Delp and Chandelis Duster
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, VA – It has been one year since Willie Fuller left Virginia Commonwealth University after he was accused of trying to solicit sex from a minor. Now he still faces no charges and we found out he likely never will.

On January 29, 2009 Chesterfield Police say they caught Fuller trying to solicit sex from a detective posing as a 14-year-old girl in a chat room. By March 11 Fuller had left the university after being suspended without pay.

Charges followed, but before his summer court date he suffered from a diabetic seizure. Fuller’s attorney, Arnold Henderson said that the resulting dementia left his client unable to communicate.

“He was not in good shape, medically,” Henderson said.

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VCU’s New Top Cop Is A Familiar Face

By Derick Waller and Asia Holt
VCU InSight

RICHMOND,Va.- Virginia Commonwealth University has a fresh face leading one of the largest university police forces in the nation.

Chief John Venuti maybe new to VCU, but he is familiar with the Richmond community. Venuti, who comes from the Richmond Police Department, said the change is going to simple.

“Well I think it’s going to be a relatively easy transition because the majority of my career in the city of Richmond has been spent on the various streets and neighborhoods that surround the entire university.”

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Students Keep Safety In Mind

By Taylor Hall and Amy Via
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. – The fall semester at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park campus began with reported crimes near campus. After five students were robbed in two separate incidents, students became more aware of safety. VCU responded by sending an email to all students, stating that VCU police would be increasing patrols.

However, most students still experience times when they don’t feel safe. Elizabeth Murray, a VCU history major, experienced a safety issue earlier this year while walking to her apartment.

“A group of guys on bikes started yelling, well, stopped me and asked me some really degrading questions. And then when I wouldn’t answer them they followed me home,” said Murray.

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