INCIDENT: Aggravated Sexual Abuse
OCCURRED: November 8, 2010 – 10:50 a.m.
LOCATION: Forbes Hall, 101 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign
The University of Illinois Police Department is investigating an aggravated sexual abuse that occurred in a fourth floor bathroom at Forbes Hall (map).
On November 08, 2010 at approximately 10:55 a.m., University of Illinois Police responded to a report of battery at Forbes Hall. Interview of the victim indicated that an individual entered the shower area and she was sexually abused. The offender touched the victim while in the shower. The victim struggled with the offender and screamed causing him to flee. The victim was hit in the head during the struggle. The offender fled the area using the east stairwell of Forbes Hall.
The offender is described as a black male, over thirty years of age, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing between 170 - 180 pounds having a medium to slim build, with hair described as salt and pepper. The offender was wearing a grey non-puffy jacket and weathered dark boot type shoes. The victim stated the offender appeared as possibly being homeless. Offender may also have freckles or acne type scars around temple and near his ears. A witness also observed another individual on the floor who appeared suspicious minutes before this incident. This subject is described as a black male, twenty to thirty years old, approximately 5 feet and 9 inches tall with a medium build. This subject was wearing a black jacket with red writing and black pants. It is unknown, at this time, if this subject was associated with the offender of this incident.
University of Illinois Police Department with the assistance of the Champaign Police, Urbana Police and Champaign County Sheriff’s Office immediately canvassed the campus area. The University of Illinois Police Department is aggressively investigating this case to identify and apprehend the offender and seeking the communities assistance. Community members with information should contact the University of Illinois Police at 217-333-1216
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