December 03, 2003

Campus Safety Alert

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale police are investigating a report of a sexual abuse/attempted sexual assault that occurred at 11:27 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 on the jogging path just west of the beach house at Campus Lake.

A female SIUC student told police she was jogging around Campus Lake when the suspect, a white male wearing only white socks, grabbed the student's shirt from behind. The suspect grabbed the student around the waist with both arms and carried her a short distance before she struggled and broke free.

The victim found student Saluki Patrol officers near Morris Library and reported the incident.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the SIUC Department of Public Safety at 618/453-2381 or the Crime Stopper Line at 618/549-COPS.