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UVA student says she was sexually assaulted walking on campus

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WTVR) – Police at the University of Virginia are investigating a sexual assault on campus. According to an alert posted on the university’s website a student told police a man forced her against a wall as she walked between Monroe Hall and Brown College just after midnight this morning.

She said she was able to push the man away during the assault and she ran away from the attacker.

Police described the suspect as a white male, 18 to 25 years of age, approximately 6’2″ tall, slender build, brown hair and blue eyes.  Police said he was wearing a light-colored, short-sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

Police asked anyone who may have seen the attack to call the University of Virginia Police Department at 434-924-7166 or Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000. You may also provide information through the UPD Silent Watch Program at, http://www.virginia.edu/uvapolice/report_crime.html.