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CRIME ALERT:  University of Michigan Police

Alert ID:

2013-1 / UMPD (#13-118)

Date of Incident:

Jan. 13, 2013 around 12:45 to 1:30 a.m.


West Quad residence hall - lower level common area


Sexual assault


(updated on Jan 19 2013 15:00)
CANCELED Suspect was arrested Friday (Jan. 18) evening. He was released today pending further investigation.

(updated on Jan 14 2013 17:34)
Jan. 14, 2013 5:34pm UPDATE - U-M Police released a picture and video image of a subject who they are seeking to identify in connection with an alleged sexual assault Sunday in West Quad. An updated description of the subject is an Asian male, college-age, 5'6"-5'8", thin build, black hair, wearing a royal blue top over a white t-shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information as to the identity of this subject is asked to contact U-M Police at 734/763-1131.

(updated on Jan 13 2013 08:45)
A student reported that she was sexually assaulted by an unknown male she just met at an off-campus party. He walked her to the residence hall and reportedly assaulted her in a lower-level common area of the building.


Asian male, 5'6" to 5'8" with short, dark hair. No clothing description available at this time.

If you have any information:

Please contact U-M POLICE (UMPD) at (734) 763-1131 or dial 9-1-1


  • 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 [], Sexual Assault Policy [], and Michigan law prohibit sexual assault.
  • If you would like more information or resources regarding sexual assault, visit SAPAC's website [].
  • 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 []
  • 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:

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