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U. students warned after sexual assault reported

By Mary Richards | Posted - Feb 13th, 2014 @ 8:26am


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SALT LAKE CITY — Thousands of students at the University of Utah are warned to be aware of their safety after two reported assaults in recent weeks.

In the first case, campus police are looking for a man they say raped a woman on campus at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. The alleged incident wasn't reported to police until last week.

KSL obtained an email warning police sent to students about the case.

It said the student was at a campus bus stop near 200 South and University Street when the man called her by name, though she didn't know his. He offered her a ride. She accepted, and the man drove her to a parking lot at 500 S. Guardsman Way, parked and then attacked her.

In the other case, the Daily Chronicle says a university employee reported being assaulted and robbed on a U TRAX train on the way to work Friday night. It allegedly happened before 8:50 p.m. near the Fort Douglas station.

UTA was investigating the situation as a false police report, the Chronicle said.

Police are looking for a man in his 20s, about 6 feet tall with sandy blond hair. He was driving a silver-colored SUV. The man is also described as having some kind of mark on the left side of his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the University of Utah Campus Police at 801-585-2677 (801-585-COPS).

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