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Oakland University police investigating sexual assault on main campus

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Posted at 6:13 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 22:25:35-04

The Oakland University Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred on campus over the weekend.

Police say a student was approached near the Elliott Tower by an unidentified man on Sunday at around 12:30 a.m.

Officer say the man pulled down his pants and pulled the student on top of him.

The student then left the area and headed towards the residence halls. Police say the suspect followed and continued to touch the student inappropriately. 

The suspect, who the student didn't know, is described as a white man, about 5'6" tall, with a slim build, brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a white shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Oakland University Police Department at 248-370-3331.

In a message to the student body, the school wrote:

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the community. The Oakland University Police Department reminds campus community members to:

  • Report all suspicious activity to police
  • Utilize the "Safe Walk Program" for safely traveling across campus
  • Visit https://oupolice.com/safety/ for more safety tips