Police: Woman Sexually Assaulted In Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) – Ann Arbor Police are reporting another sexual assault near the University of Michigan campus.

Investigators say the 20-year-old woman, who is not a U-M student, reported that she was walking along South First Street, just west of the campus, around midnight Tuesday. The victim said an unknown man approached her from behind and grabbed her arm and waist. She said the man forcibly fondled her before she was able to break free. The suspect fled northbound on foot.

The victim described the man as possibly darker-skinned or Hispanic, medium build and height, wearing a baseball cap with lighter-colored hair.

Ann Arbor police Sgt. Matt Lige told AnnArbor.com Wednesday it’s too early to tell whether the assault is related to earlier attacks.

In the earlier attacks, two women were raped and four others were grabbed or fondled before breaking free. Those attacks were mostly downtown. Police have said one or two men may be to blame for the attacks.

If you have any information, contact the U-M Department of Public Safety at 734-763-1131 or the Ann Arbor Police Department tip line at 734-794-6939.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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