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Criminal Sexual Abuse
The University of Illinois Police Department is investigating a report of a criminal sexual abuse that occurred Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at approximately 12 Noon in the 900 block of South Fifth Street, Champaign. (map)
The victim was walking northbound on the west sidewalk of Fifth Street when she observed an individual walking towards her. When this individual was near her, he grabbed her by the arm and pulled her through some nearby bushes where he grabbed her chest over her clothing.
An unknown male witnessed the incident and yelled something at the offender, causing the offender to run away. University Police are requesting that the person who witnessed this incident and yelled at the offender, contact Detectives to provide information in their efforts to identify and apprehend this offender.
The offender was described as a male with a darker complexion skin tone, approximately five feet and nine inches tall with a medium build, black "fluffy" hair, large smile, wearing a white/cream polo shirt which was too tight, khaki shorts, white crew socks and black shoes.
The victim was not injured in the incident.
This is a composite sketch of the suspect.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the University of Illinois Police Department at 217-333-1216. Information also can be shared anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 217-373-TIPS or online at: http://www.champaigncountycrimestoppers.com/ Crimes in progress, reporting of suspicious individuals or any event requiring a police response should be reported to our regional dispatch center by calling 911.
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The University of Illinois Police Department does not use race as an identifier in our Crime Alerts unless the descriptors are unique enough to aid the community in identifying the offender. To be more specific, we do not use race as an identifier unless the description is sufficiently detailed that it would aid in the investigation and apprehension of the offender(s).