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CRIME ALERT:  University of Michigan Police

Alert ID:

2011-13 / AAPD (#11-4798)

Date of Incident:

July 26, 2011 about 11:30pm

Location:

Off-campus 720 S. State St in rear parking lot near Monroe St

Offense:

Sexual Assault

Summary:

(updated on Jul 27 2011 05:45)
As told to the Ann Arbor Police, a student walked to her car where she was grabbed from behind and forcibly fondled by an unknown man before breaking away. She fled into an apartment. Unknown if this is connected with five previously reported incidents between July 15-18. See DPS website for additional details (including previously released composite and reward info) as well as case updates as they develop.

Suspects:

Male with a tan complexion, 5'10"-6', early 20s with no facial hair, wearing a black hoodie pulled over his hair, blue jeans and black sunglasses

If you have any information:

Please contact U-M POLICE (UMPD) at (734) 763-1131 or dial 9-1-1
or the ANN ARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT Tip Line (734) 794-6939 or tips@a2gov.org

Remember:

  • Sexual assault is any sexual activity that occurs in the absence of consent.
  • Most perpetrators assault someone they know. Sexual assault occurs in all communities and people of all genders can be survivors.
  • Responsibility lies with the perpetrator, not the survivor - no one deserves, asks for, or provokes sexual assault.
  • Sexual assault can include sexual activity with someone whose judgment is impaired by alcohol and drugs, whether ingested voluntarily or unknowingly. Alcohol often is used by perpetrators to facilitate sexual assaults.
  • U of M's Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities [http://www.oscr.umich.edu/statement/], Sexual Assault Policy [http://www.umich.edu/~spolicy/assault.html], and Michigan law prohibit sexual assault.
  • If you would like more information or resources regarding sexual assault, visit SAPAC's website [http://sapac.umich.edu].
  • Although the survivor is never at fault, prioritizing one's personal safety is a good idea. Risk of attack by a stranger may be reduced by:
    • Being aware of your surroundings and looking assertive
    • Walking with a friend or co-worker in well-lit areas
    • Trusting your intuition - if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
    • Keeping rooms locked at all times
    • Utilizing campus transportation resources [http://pts.umich.edu/taking_the_bus/special_services.php]
  • If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 9-1-1 from any phone (no coins needed for 9-1-1 calls).
  • Confidential Tip Line 1-800-863-1355
For status updates to this posting, check the UMPD website regularly:
http://police.umich.edu

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