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March 21, 2013

Purdue police seek information in 3 reported assaults

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University police are seeking the public's help in the investigation of three reported sexual assaults on or near campus over the last three weeks.

In the three incidents, a college-age male on a skateboard grabbed women in a sexual manner. The incidents occurred near the Purdue Memorial Union, the University Street Parking Garage and east of the Union, just off campus. Each of the incidents occurred from the early to middle afternoon.

Police also are seeking a young man shown on video footage near the area of one of the attacks who might be able to provide additional information.

"We would like for him to come and talk with us or for anyone who might know him to let us know so that we can get in touch with him," said Purdue police Lt. Fred Davis.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Purdue Police Department at 765-494-8221 or its anonymous tipline at 765-496-3784. The WeTip anonymous hotline, which is used by all Greater Lafayette law enforcement agencies, also is available at 1-800-78CRIME (1-800-782-7463).

Writer: Jim Bush, 765-494-2077, jsbush@purdue.edu

Contact: Fred Davis, 765-494-8221, fvdavis@purdue.edu