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Kent State Police investigate after woman sexually assaulted on campus

Kent State Police investigate after woman sexually assaulted on campus.

KENT, Ohio – Kent State University police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who sexually assaulted a young woman on campus.

Kent State Police say the assault occurred between 2 and 3 a.m. Sunday near Terrace Drive, which runs through the heart of campus.

Police say the suspect is a college-aged man but did not specify whether he was a Kent State student.

They describe him as being about six feet tall, with an average build and dark brown hair.

They say he was wearing dark-colored sweatpants and a surgical mask.

Students on campus received an alert about the assault.

“I think those things happen everywhere and it’s hard to tell if you are safe anywhere, really. You just have to be aware of your surroundings, ”said student Malika Burnham.

In the notification, the Kent State Police emphasized that safety is their top priority.

“I feel very safe on campus,” said freshman Aiden Stought. “I’m not surprised because it could happen anywhere, but it’s definitely daunting.”

“It can happen anywhere, especially on a college campus, but I agree that it’s really daunting, you know, it’s kind of surprising I guess because I really feel safe on campus,” said freshman Justin. Beatty.

Kent State Police say officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day in vehicles, on foot, and by bicycle.

Police also note that there are more than 30 blue-light phones parked on campus in parking lots and on sidewalks that immediately connect with campus police.

“The campus is doing very well to make sure things are well taken care of and that we are safe, and it was resolved very quickly and I agree with that,” said student Atira Wong.

Anyone with information should contact the campus police.

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