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Posted on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 : 1:51 p.m.

EMU student reports sexual assault by man who broke into her home

By Lee Higgins

A man with a knife sexually assaulted an Eastern Michigan University student after breaking into a home this morning in the 600 block of West Cross Street, an EMU campus crime alert said.

The victim awoke at 10:30 a.m. to find the man on top of her, the alert said.

The man left the area on foot after the attack, the alert said.

According to the alert, he was described as black, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing a white tank top and white T-shirt.

No other details were available. Ypsilanti police officers are investigating, but no one at the department was immediately available for comment this afternoon.

Anyone with information can call Ypsilanti police at 734-483-9510.



Wed, Jun 23, 2010 : 12:46 a.m.

Anyone wanna play guess the race of the victim? Eastern michigan university has to be one of the most crime ridden and dangerous schools in the state.surprise, its also the blackest. Interested in getting a college degree in being a victim of savage nigger crime? Try EMU! Remember this attack? Laura Dickinson and her rapist murderer, the nigger, orange taylor III. This nigger had already been caught breaking into the womens dorms once and nothing was done about it until a young white woman was murdered. She then had her murder covered up by the county coroner, the Vice president of the school (who shredded documents), and the police.


Wed, Jun 16, 2010 : 1:47 p.m.

@Awakened, thanks for your compassion and count me in for support for her as well!


Tue, Jun 15, 2010 : 7:26 a.m.

My heart goes out to the victim. As a fellow EMU student I would like her to know that all of us in the EMU community feel for her and will do what ever we can to help her resume her life and her studies. You are part of our family. Don't be afraid to lean on us until you can stand strong.


Mon, Jun 14, 2010 : 9:05 p.m.

@Pompous, thank you so much for clarifying my ordeal and letting me and the many others who have been violated know that we weren't so much as attacked, but just involved in one-sided sex. I can only assume that all of the "professionals" you speak of, as well as yourself can attest to how the victims feel, that is if you can walk in my shoes and stop over-analyzing criminal behavior and try to understand the victim's situations. I have had some spectacular sex in my life and it was nothing like my assault...


Mon, Jun 14, 2010 : 3:37 p.m.

In regards to the alleged sexual assault. I, having been assaulted over thirty years ago, will tell anyone that cares to listen, especially the victims of this type of assault, that the fact is this type of assault has absolutely nothing to do with sex; yet it keeps being reported and described as such. The act, in and of itself, is the victim being brutalized and beaten with a different body type than just the "alleged" perpetrator's fists. Why is it that the victims must have the stigma of an attack upon their body by some criminals penis be constantly titled as being sexually assaulted? Sex, as far as I know is not a weapon. I hope for this victim's sake that she can open her eyes and realize her attacker beat her up with more than just his fists. Her attacker used another weapon to inflict pain and harm upon her, and gain control in his own life.


Mon, Jun 14, 2010 : 2:52 p.m.

So now, instead of one comment about grammar, we have three. Interesting. I hope updates this when they get more info. I have questions about how this guy gained entry, along a host of other things. Seems like summer isn't safe anymore.


Mon, Jun 14, 2010 : 2:37 p.m.

Since I am tired of reading arrogant comments related to grammar on various articles from many different commentors, I am going to point out that you are incorrect in your statement that using "said" is grammatically incorrect. Said can be used to refer to a passage containing a certain writing. From 11 read, said: have or contain a certain wording or form; "The passage reads as follows"; "What does the law say?"


Mon, Jun 14, 2010 : 2:28 p.m.

Here is a story about a woman being brutally attacked while she slept at home. Her life will be forever changed, and as far as we know a violent criminal is stalking another victim right at this very moment. And yet, certain individuals read a story as shocking as this one and only see typos and grammatical errors. Where do these proof-readers come from? Do they think they are providing a community service?


Mon, Jun 14, 2010 : 2:03 p.m.

guys - I hate to nitpick all the time, but an alert cannot talk! "...the alert said." THREE TIMES!!!!! Alerts can alert, or since they are issued as text, they can "read." but -- "the alert said" --- is grammatically incorrect and it just READS poorly!