UGA police seek info on suspect in alleged sexual assault

Authorities are trying to identify a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a University of Georgia student.

 

Police said they recently received a report from a university official that a student was the victim of sexual battery and false imprisonment.

The official told police the student reported she had called for an Uber ride while at an off-campus location. When she approached a vehicle to get in, the driver indicated that he was not an Uber driver, but would take her to Creswell Hall, police said.

The victim got in the vehicle with the unknown driver, who she described to a UGA official as a “creepy older white guy.” Once the suspect stopped his car in the crosswalk on Finley Street near Creswell Hall, she told police he grabbed her thigh and demanded she give him a kiss before he would let her out as he locked the doors to the vehicle.

The victim stated she gave the driver a kiss and he let her out of the vehicle. She reportedly fell and cut her knee in her rush to get out of the vehicle.

The victim has not interacted with law enforcement and all information related to the alleged incident was obtained from the UGA official who reported the incident.

Police said they had no further details of the incident as of Thursday morning.

Anyone who has information that may be related to this incident is urged by UGA police to contact them by calling (706) 542-2200.

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