A female student at California State University, Sacramento, reported being sexually assaulted by a stranger as she walked across campus Sunday, police said.
The incident occurred at about 6:45 p.m. on the grassy quadrangle east of Lassen Hall, the Sacramento State Police Department said in a news release.
The victim said she was walking on a dirt path when a man jogged up behind her and demanded her wallet. When she said she didn’t have a wallet, the suspect forced her to the ground and sexually assaulted her, police said.
The victim described the suspect as a black male, 20 to 30 years old, who was approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 200 pounds, the news release said. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and had a dark cloth covering the lower portion of his face, it said.
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Police are investigating and have increased campus patrols, according to the news release. The department suggests students use the Hornet Night Shuttle by calling 916-278-7260 or contact the Police Department for an escort at night.
The Police Department asks anyone with information to call the dispatch center at 916-278-6000. Callers can remain anonymous.