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Crime Alert issued for rape


On Sept. 15, 2011, a female student reported to Ohio University police that she was raped by an unknown male between 2:50 – 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10.  

The victim reported to police that she became lost, possibly in the vicinity of State Route 682, while walking home from a party.  She sought assistance from a passing motorist, who was driving the vehicle described below.  He drove the victim to a lit parking lot, where he raped her. 

After the assault, the suspect drove the victim to Court Street and dropped her off near the College Gate.  The victim walked to a nearby friend’s residence and subsequently sought medical treatment.  The incident is under investigation.

If you believe you may have information pertinent to this investigation, please contact:

  • Ohio University Police at (740) 593-1911

  • Anonymous tips may be made to Crime Solvers at (740) 594-3331

Personal Safety Reminders:

  • Avoid walking alone 

  • Call Safe-T Patrol for an escort at (740) 593-4040 if you can’t find a friend to walk with you 

  • Stay on well-traveled pathways 

  • Remain alert to what’s going on around you

  • Report suspicious people to police by calling 911

Suspect Description:              

  • White male, mid 20s, average build

  • Short brown hair and no facial hair

  • Unknown clothing description

  • Driving an older (possibly 90s) model light colored 4 door sedan