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Wake Forest police investigating assault of student April 15


April 18, 2007

The Wake Forest University Police Department is investigating the assault of a female Wake Forest student on the evening of April 15 in Lot E, next to Z. Smith Reynolds Library.  The student, who fought the unidentified male attacker, was not injured.

Police have posted a computer-generated composite drawing of the assailant on the University Police Web site.  Anyone with information that might assist in the investigation is asked by investigators to call University Police at 758-5591 or 758-4477 (Campus Crime Stoppers).

The student reported that she was in Lot E walking toward her car when she saw a man who appeared to be lying on the pavement.  The man jumped up and grabbed her.  The student responded by fighting the man and shouting for help.  The assailant ran away as an unidentified man came out of Luter Residence Hall and chased him.  Police do not know the identity of the individual who came to her assistance.

After the attack, the student immediately drove away and called police from her residence.

The suspect is described as a black man in his mid-20s, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 135 pounds.  He had short hair.  He was wearing a brown suede coat and tan, untied Timberland-style boots.

Press Contacts:

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237


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