March 2, 2007
Purdue female student reports early-morning assaultWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
The student told Purdue police that a man ran up and began talking to her while she was walking home. He then grabbed her and forcibly kissed her several times, said Capt. John Cox. The student said she pushed him away several times and finally was able to free herself.
According to a police report, the suspect had a dark complexion, and is about 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a thin build. He has long, dark hair and is approximately 30 years old and spoke with a heavy accent. The victim said he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and all black clothes.
Cox stressed the importance of people not walking alone on campus at night, being aware of their surroundings and utilizing the yellow emergency telephones located around campus. The police department also offers the Safe Walk service, which provides escorts for those walking on campus. The service is available by calling (765) 494-SAFE (7233).
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Purdue Police Department at (765) 494-8221 or the anonymous crime tip line at (765) 496-3784.
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Source: Capt. John Cox, (765) 494-8221
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