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MTSU: Sexual assault complaint from a female student

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE WAS RECEIVED FROM MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY AT 1:54 P.M. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015. 

MTSU ALERT-TIMELY WARNING: On Sept. 25, 2015, around 6:15 p.m., Middle Tennessee State University Police received a sexual assault complaint from a female student.

The victim stated that she was leaving Peck Hall around 3:45 p.m. Sept. 25 when a male approached her and asked to take a "selfie" photograph with her. While taking the photo, the male grabbed the victim and touched her inappropriately. She protested and left the area immediately and told police that the male followed her for a short distance as she walked toward the Student Union.

The suspect was described as a male of Middle Eastern descent, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, with brown eyes, black hair and crooked teeth.

Anyone with any information about this individual or knowledge of this incident is urged to contact MTSU Police at 615-898-2424. If you have knowledge about this or any other crime, you may also contact CrimeStoppers at 615-893-STOP (7867).

All students are encouraged to remain aware of their surroundings, walk in well-lit areas and consider other personal safety tips found at the MTSU Police Department website, http://police.mtsu.edu. The website also has information about services offered by MTSU Police, including the Student Escort Program and the free MTSU Rave Guardian app, which turns a mobile phone into a "virtual escort" that connects directly to MTSU Police in case of emergency.

This timely warning notification is made in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act and the Higher Education Opportunity Act.