Student assaulted on South Side

A Campus Crime Alert was issued May 4 following an incident where a female student was groped while walking on the South Side of campus May 2.

The report states that at approximately 9 p.m. a man grabbed a female student on the breast while it was raining Sunday night. She was walking toward the Letts-Anderson Quad by the School of International Service Annex, according to Gary Folckemer of Public Safety.

"As their paths met, she was grabbed on the breast," Folckemer said. "She then turned and observed him walk to the rear of the SIS Annex."

The man was described as in his 20s with tan skin and a medium build. His height is between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8. He has dark hair and was wearing a white T-shirt, a black baseball cap and possibly blue jeans, the alert states.

The female student reported the incident late Monday afternoon and the alert was released Tuesday. No reason was given in the delay of her reporting the incident.

The incident comes just five months after a series of sexual attacks campus. At least six incidents occurred, focused in the Butler Garden on the North Side of campus. No arrest has been made in the incidents last fall.

Folckemer said that there is no correlation between this and the previous incidents.

"This is a different location and the physical description is pretty non-descript," Folckemer said. "It certainly could be the same person but there is not enough information here to draw that conclusion."

As of right now, Folckemer said that Public Safety has not changed any patrol operations.

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