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Student assaulted on campus near Viking Union

By Logan Portteus

 

A Western student was assaulted on campus just after midnight Tuesday, Nov. 14, according to a Western Alert issued Tuesday night.  The assault happened when the female student was walking from Wilson Library to Nash Hall on north campus, the report stated.

The suspect was described to University Police as a light-skinned male with a deep voice, said the Western Alert.

As the student approached the crosswalk intersection, where the emergency phone is located, she heard a person run up behind her. The student then felt two hands, which appeared to be male with light-colored skin, reach around her and grasp her breasts,” the report read.

The student elbowed the suspect before he ran southbound into the trees by Wilson Library.  

University Police are currently investigating the assault. Anyone with information regarding the incident can contact them at 360-650-3911.

Students, faculty and staff can request safety escorts provided by the University Police while on campus, called Green Coats.

Western’s Consultation and Sexual Assault Support program (CASAS) is a free resource for students who have experienced any form of sexual assault, including dating violence, hate crimes, harassment, physical violence, stalking, etc.  Students are able to contact CASAS at (360) 650-3700, or by visiting their campus offices in Old Main 585B or Viking Union 432.

This story will be updated as new information comes in.

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