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Student allegedly assaulted

Kate Antonacci | Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Police are searching for a white college-age male who allegedly harassed a female student and assaulted a male student early Saturday morning, officials said Monday.

The man and woman were seated on a bench outside of LaFortune Student Center and Washington Hall at around 1:40 a.m. Saturday when they were approached by “three or four college-aged men,” said Associate Director of Notre Dame Security/Police (NDSP) Phil Johnson.

“One of the men jumped on the bench, straddled the woman and simulated a sexual act,” Johnson said.

When the woman’s friend confronted the suspect, he was punched several times before the suspect fled north, Johnson said.

“The male victim was not seriously injured and the female victim was not injured,” he said.

Though NDSP responded and searched nearby areas, they were unable to locate the suspect.

The man was described as being about six feet tall with brown medium-length hair, Johnson said.

“NDSP asks anyone with information about this crime to contact us,” Johnson said.