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ASU police investigating dorm room rape at campus in Mesa

Posted at 4:09 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 01:13:29-04

MESA, AZ — Authorities are looking for a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman at Arizona State University Saturday afternoon.

Police say the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the residential hall on the Polytechnic campus in Mesa.

The victim told police she met the suspect on social media. The suspect gained the victim's trust and while in her room, proceeded to sexually assault her, police say.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 20 years of age, 5 feet, 5 inches tall to 5 feet, 6 inches tall, muscular build, 200 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes, and unknown clothing description.

There is no vehicle description at this time.

In September, another woman was sexually assaulted in a parking lot on campus in Tempe.

The victim, who is not affiliated with the school, told officers she was with a person she met on social media. She said the suspect gave her a ride and she fell asleep and woke up to find the suspect choking and sexually assaulting her.

The suspect is described as a White male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, thin build, blonde hair and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt. The woman said he was driving a mid-sized SUV, color unknown.

If you have any information on either case, please contact police.