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Posted on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 6:14 p.m.

U-M police release video, image of man believed to have sexually assaulted student

By Kyle Feldscher

The University of Michigan Police Department released two video clips and a still image of a man they believe sexually assaulted a student early Sunday morning at the West Quadrangle residence hall.


University of Michigan police believe this man sexually assaulted a woman in West Quad early Sunday.

Courtesy of U-M Police

One video clip shows the man approaching a door to leave the residence hall, pushing against it and being denied, turning around to face the camera and walking away. The second clip shows the man walking down the flight of stairs near the same door.

According to police, the man walked a female student back to West Quad before sexually assaulting her in a common area on the lower level. Police said the assault happened between 12:45 and 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

The man and woman met each other at an off-campus party earlier in the evening, according to police.

He’s described as Asian, college-age, between 5-feet-6 and 5-feet-8 inches tall, thin, with black hair and as wearing a royal blue top over a white T-shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information on the suspect is encouraged to call the Univeristy of Michigan Police Department at 734-763-1131.

To view the video clips, click here.



Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 3:34 p.m.

It seems like there have been more sexual assaults reported in the last few months, since the hospital security folks have been supervised by the police chief. Some of the assaults have been in the hospital. Is this an indication that some assaults went unreported in the past? Hmmm!


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 6:59 p.m.

I agree they like shoving things under the rug. The dirt piles up under the rug to a point in can't be ignored any longer.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 9:20 a.m.

Lets see now, there's no image showing what kind of assault rifle the attacker was carrying. There had to be one, you know, in the Theoretical Security World of Mary Sue Coleman and her college president cohorts. Criminals cannot exist on the U of M campus because "school officials" have banned guns. So this unarmed attacker "miraculously" carried out his assault on that young (unarmed) woman. BOTH are forbidden to have guns on campus. Makes perfect sense, doesn't it? ;-) And those security cameras: what dandy deterrents they are to all kinds of assaults. I bet the suspect was really impressed and deterred as he assaulted his victim. I bet it "almost" stopped him in his tracks (if nothing else because it made him laugh to a point of almost crippling him. Q. How long between the time of the assault and the time the U of M PD got around to viewing the recorded video(s)?? It was instantaneous, right? And the U of M police are just hiding the fact that they caught the suspect immediately - out of modesty, right? Yessireee, lightning fast law enforcement backed by the Foolproof Mary Sue Coleman Crime Deterrent Equipment. Nothing can beat that, right? Another "Mission Accomplished" for Pres. Coleman. Mission Accomplished! ho-ho


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 6:32 p.m.

Folks, this is what a gun nut thinks like. Take note.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 5:02 p.m.

You should get professional help.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 4:30 p.m.


Robot Charles

Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 4:01 a.m.

The height can be easily measured in the first video by counting the number of bricks up to the one that is even with the top of his head and then measuring from the floor to the point on the wall. The guy also wears a big wrist watch or band of some kind, possibly silver on his left hand. The pants appear typical blue in color and not black. The guy is quite thin. So if he is 5'7" then he only weighs 115 to 120 lbs. He parts his hair to the right side of his head. Most likely he's right handed due to the watch, hair, and the fact he's carrying his shirt in his left and attempts to open the door with his right. It's worth a try to get finger prints from the door. I know that by now hundreds of people have touched it but hopefully the police were thinking fast on this one. And yeah the cameras suck. Shame on the U of M.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 2:46 p.m.

Robot, if you're not in law enforcement, you should be.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 3:49 a.m.

I don't personally know how to do it but there might be a way to de-interlace the video when taking a screenshot. Yes I realize the information isn't actually there but the just doubling each line would be more clear than those.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 3:16 a.m.

At this point, I'm going to have to ask why the University - with all of that money sloshing around - can't spring for HD security cameras. What's the point? We "know" it's an Asian based on the witnesses description. But that's it. The only thing that's helpful about these images is that we know that on that particular night, the guy was wearing a white shirt and carrying a dark pullover. Cameras like these present a false sense of security.

Silly Sally

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 : 10:26 p.m.

All this does is tell the bad guys that the cameras are no good! Oh, but we're doing something... Oh, how silly.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 4:05 p.m.

It helps protect peoples privacy by having a blurry image? That does not make sense really. The point of having security cameras is to provide security and intentionally having crappy cameras is nonsense. If these pictures could be scrubbed up any better don't you think they would have done that and provided those images rather than blurry ones? The objective is to catch the guy after all..not protect his privacy.


Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 6:04 a.m.

It helps protect peoples privacy. Those images can be tweak if need be. I got confidence the police will ID him, somebody who knows him might well turn him in.

music to my ear

Mon, Jan 14, 2013 : 11:53 p.m.

sorry to blurrie.