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Posted on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 8:01 a.m.

U-M police seek suspect in dorm sexual assault

By Cindy Heflin


University of Michigan police released the images above of the man they are seeking in connection with a sexual assault on a woman in a residence hall.

University of Michigan police have released a wanted poster, including photographs, for a man they are seeking in connecting with a sexual assault in a residence hall Oct. 30.

The assault is not believed to be connected to a series of attacks on women near the U-M campus and in the downtown area over the summer.

The 19-year-old woman told police she was walking down the hallway in the East Quadrangle Residence Hall, where she lives, about 1:45 a.m. and was approached from behind by an unknown man who reached under her clothes and grabbed her buttocks. He then fled down a nearby stairwell. Building security cameras captured images of the man police believe is the suspect.

The woman reported the incident to police two days later. The residence hall is located at 701 E. University Ave.

The man is described as black and of college-age or early 20s. He is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has dark wavy black hair and was wearing dark-colored clothing and carrying a dark-colored backpack. Anyone with information about the man or the incident is asked to call University Police at 734/763-1131.



Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 8:51 p.m.

no photo IDs at the school? Many moons ago when I was in college, there was photo ID for every new student....


Sat, Nov 12, 2011 : 5:40 a.m.

Every dorm on campus has a card reader at all doors in which students have to slide their Mcards to gain access to the building. I'm sure the police checked the records of the cards that were slid around that time. However, I have been in and out of those dorms many times over the years for my job and all it takes is to enter the building when another student is coming in or out. If you're coming in behind you, they'll hold the door for you.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 11:59 p.m.

it would also assume a level of security and restricted access to those who belong... see where I'm going with that?


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 9:13 p.m.

That assumes he's a student.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 7:05 p.m.

Why did it take 2 days to report it ??? I believe that it happened, but it's a shame that it took so long as the individual could possibly have attacked others in that interim period.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 2:51 p.m.

He looks like he's getting ready for a job interview.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 2:47 p.m.

Great pictures, I hope someone that knows him will speak up soon. (or call the tip line)


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 1:52 p.m.

They should have hit the magical "enhance" button like they do in Law and Order.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 1:47 p.m.

Shouldn't take long to pick him up, these pics are pretty clear with 3 different head shots. The only question is why they are releasing these now when the victim went to the police on Nov 1.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 2:14 p.m.

Maybe it took them this long to sort through the "tapes" and get the victim to ID him?