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Crime alert issued for sexual assault


The Ohio University Police Department issued a crime alert after a female student reported around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, that she was raped earlier that day between 2:15 and 3 a.m. at an unknown location.

The victim told police she remembers drinking with friends at Pawpurrs Bar on North Court Street on Monday evening. According to her friends, she left the bar with a tall white male at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday. The victim remembers riding in the suspect’s
vehicle, possibly a pick-up truck, for about 10 minutes until they parked in a secluded area.

She then recalls the male sexually assaulting her in the passenger seat of the vehicle before she blacked out. The next thing she remembers is waking up in her room. She was later treated and released from O’Bleness Memorial Hospital.

OUPD is investigating the incident. Anyone with additional information, should call the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911 or Crime Solvers Anonymous at 740-594-3331.