TEMPE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Officials at Arizona State University say they are looking into a sexual assault that happened recently at a residential hall on the Tempe campus.

ASU police said they were informed about the incident Thursday evening, but that it happened sometime within the last two weeks.

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The incident has some students on edge.

“I don’t feel good about it, especially if I happen to be walking alone at night," ASU freshman Sara Tout said. "Now, I’m taking more precautions about it. I always feel like I have to be with someone now."

“I’ve seen a couple of emails, but that’s about it," Kaya Bryant, also a freshman, said. “I would say something definitely needs to be done, just like, to bring more attention to it. As far as I know, I haven’t really heard a lot about this, but my heart definitely goes out to the victims that have to deal with this."

The reported victim met a man on a social media platform. The man gained her trust and, while in her room, sexually assault her, police said.

"Quite honestly, we learn about 'stranger danger' at a young age. This is no different, this is just a sophisticated form," Scott Pietrazk of Online Safety Specialists said. 

Police said the suspect is a Hispanic man around 19 years old, 5 foot 9 inches tall, and around 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has not been located.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the ASU Police Department.

 


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