Police: Investigation continues in reported rape of U-M student
Ann Arbor police said Wednesday there’s no new information to release regarding the alleged rape of a University of Michigan student by a taxi cab driver Sunday.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said Wednesday the department’s detective bureau continues to investigate the incident and re-interviewed the woman on Tuesday.
According to police, the woman got in a car at 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of South University Avenue. The woman told police it was a taxi, but it’s unclear what company the driver worked for and whether the car was a city-licensed taxi or a state-licensed limousine.
The woman told police the man drove her to a parking lot near her apartment in the 300 block of Madison Street. The man forced himself on the woman and police are investigating the case as third-degree criminal sexual conduct, which involves penetration.
Police began investigating the incident Sunday afternoon after the woman went to the University of Michigan Hospital to be treated.
The only description available of the driver is that he is white with short hair that was possibly brown.
U-M sent out a crime alert to the campus community in reaction to the incident.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).