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PD: Arizona State University student raped in dorm room, police searching for suspect

Posted: 10:03 PM, Oct 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-18 01:27:16-04
ASU police searching for assault suspect after incident at west campus in Glendale

TEMPE, AZ — Arizona State University Police issued a crime alert Thursday night after receiving a report of a sexual assault in a residential hall on the Tempe campus.

According to a tweet by police, the victim reported she had met the suspect on a social media platform.

The victim told police the suspect had gained her trust, and while in her dorm room, sexually assaulted her.

Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 19 years old, 5'9 in height, 200 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

An arrest has not yet been made, police say.

ASU police also issued a reminder to the campus community that criminals may use social media platforms to target potential victims.