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Posted on Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 5:45 p.m.

Police: Investigation continues in reported rape of U-M student

By Kyle Feldscher

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).

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at kylefeldscher@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

thecompound

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 12:18 p.m.

Morning news said a third cab attack just happened? Third?

PineyWoodsGuy

Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 5:35 a.m.

It happened at 2AM in the wee hours of the morning, after complainant was picked up on "Tavern Row" on South University. Note that I stated "It Happened," but am wondering if complainant's memory May have been addled as to whom-said-what-to-whom because of her (possible) imbibing of beverage alcohol (at that late hour). Not declaring; Just asking . . .

USRepublic

Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 3:22 a.m.

Based on the description provided.... We can eliminate 15 out of the last 16 perps whose pic appeared on annarbor.com We need ..the Reverand..... Al Sharpton to the rescue!!!!

Martha Cojelona Gratis

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 11:48 p.m.

I get the feeling alot of them get away with it..

rutrow

Thu, Feb 7, 2013 : 11:32 a.m.

In the "Got To Punish SOMEONE Department", the assailant maddeningly gets away with it, but never fear. Councilman Kunselman will lead the attack and many, many cabbies who DIDN"T do it will pay pay pay. Heads will thus roll (albeit all the wrong ones). And then guess what? The Drunks can do the driving! Sound fun?

GoNavy

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 11:16 p.m.

This girl must have no useful memory of what happened at all. Barring some groundbreaking new information, I get the feeling the alleged perpetrator is going to get away with this one. Speaking of which, any news on the Asian with the dark hair and white t-shirt who assaulted the girl at West Quad? Sounds like another one who's going to get away.

Paul

Wed, Feb 6, 2013 : 11:44 p.m.

Yeah the police did bring a Asian guy in for questioning and then was released--maybe pending dna test results ? As for this other low life, hopefully some DNA was found and maybe one day there be a match. (personally I'm all for everybody to give DNA samples, not just felons--long as it can be trusted to be safety stored)