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Sacramento State police investigate sexual assault report

Police at California State University, Sacramento, are investigating a report of a sexual assault said to have occurred on campus in mid-May.

Campus police received a report Monday that a female student had been assaulted about 8 p.m. May 14 on the sixth floor of University Parking Structure 3, according to a Sacramento State Police Department news release.

The woman reported that she was approached from behind by a man as she was walking to her vehicle. She reported that the man held onto her, reached under her clothing and touched her. The man grabbed the victim’s wallet, then fled, police said.

The woman suffered no physical injuries, and no weapon was seen.

The man was described as white or Hispanic, about 6 feet tall with a medium build, wearing a dark green sweatshirt.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Sacramento State Police Department’s dispatch center at (916) 278-6000. Callers can remain anonymous.

Police advise members of the campus community to:

▪ Walk in groups or pairs at night, and to consider carrying a flashlight, whistle, pepper spray or cellphone.

▪ Program the Sacramento State Police Department’s dispatch number, (916) 278-6000, into your cellphone.

▪ Learn the location of the nearest emergency “blue” phones on walking routes through the campus.

▪ Use the Hornet Night Shuttle, (916) 278-7260, or call the campus Police Department for an escort when on campus at night.

▪ Always be aware of your surroundings and know where you are.

▪ Watch for suspicious people or vehicles, and go to a place of safety if approached by a suspicious person or vehicle.

▪ If attacked, yell, scream and try to attract attention.