The Colorado Springs Police Department is asking for the community’s help with an investigation into a sexual assault that occurred in an alley on the 100 block of Uintah Street near Mathias Hall early Saturday morning.

 

“CSPD has been canvassing the neighborhood around the 100 block of Uintah and Nevada Avenue just north of campus to locate any possible witnesses who may have seen anything related to their investigation of a sexual assault that took place in that area shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday, December 14,”police and Campus Safety said. “They are asking that any students who may have been in that area – whether  attending a party or just walking through the area – between midnight Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday please contact Campus Resource Officer Jason Newton.”

 

Police say it is critical that they speak to anyone in the area during the time the assault occurred, “regardless of whether they may think they are a witness or not…… to help further the investigation.”

 

“It is not unusual in cases like this, for people to have seen or heard something that they do not initially believe is relevant, but which is a critical piece of information the investigators need to piece together an understanding of what occurred and ultimately identify a suspect,” police said.

 

“We will have additional Campus Safety and CSPD officers out late night for the remainder of the block both to provide a presence and to talk with students and encourage everyone to take advantage of escorts, Saferide, shuttle, and using the buddy system or walking in groups,” Pat Cunningham, Director of Campus Safety said.

 

A woman was sexually assaulted in an alley on the 100 block of Uintah Street near Mathias Hall early Saturday morning, Campus Safety said in an all-college email.

 

A man grabbed the victim around 1 a.m. before assaulting her, according to Campus Safety.

 

The suspect is described as being a white male, ”slightly older than college-age,” who is around six feet tall. He had short dark hair, no facial hair, and was wearing blue jeans and a light-colored shirt.

 

Campus Safety informed the college community of the assault around 3 a.m. in compliance with the U.S. Department of Higher Education and the Jeanne Clery Act. An off-campus party hosted by students was being held at a house nearby.

 

 

 
Jesse Paul

Editor-in-Chief

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