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CRIME ALERT:  University of Michigan Police

Alert ID:

2012-16 / U-M DPS (#12-3176)

Date of Incident:

Oct. 7, 2012 about 2:30am

Location:

Off-campus on Hill Street (between Church and Tappan streets)

Offense:

Sexual Assault

Summary:

(updated on Oct 10 2012 20:00)
The Alert has been CANCELED by the Ann Arbor Police as the investigation determined the incident did not occur.

(updated on Oct 07 2012 06:00)
A student reported that as she was walking, four males approached her and dragged her into an alley. One suspect assaulted the student before she could break free and flee the scene.

Suspects:

Four white males with brunette hair (no additional description at this time)

If you have any information:

Please contact U-M POLICE (UMPD) at (734) 763-1131 or dial 9-1-1

Remember:

  • Sexual assault is any sexual activity that occurs in the absence of consent.
  • Most perpetrators assault someone they know. Sexual assault occurs in all communities and people of all genders can be survivors.
  • Responsibility lies with the perpetrator, not the survivor - no one deserves, asks for, or provokes sexual assault.
  • Sexual assault can include sexual activity with someone whose judgment is impaired by alcohol and drugs, whether ingested voluntarily or unknowingly. Alcohol often is used by perpetrators to facilitate sexual assaults.
  • U of M's Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities [http://www.oscr.umich.edu/statement/], Sexual Assault Policy [http://www.umich.edu/~spolicy/assault.html], and Michigan law prohibit sexual assault.
  • If you would like more information or resources regarding sexual assault, visit SAPAC's website [http://sapac.umich.edu].
  • Although the survivor is never at fault, prioritizing one's personal safety is a good idea. Risk of attack by a stranger may be reduced by:
    • Being aware of your surroundings and looking assertive
    • Walking with a friend or co-worker in well-lit areas
    • Trusting your intuition - if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative
    • Keeping rooms locked at all times
    • Utilizing campus transportation resources [http://pts.umich.edu/taking_the_bus/special_services.php]
  • If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 9-1-1 from any phone (no coins needed for 9-1-1 calls).
  • Confidential Tip Line 1-800-863-1355
For status updates to this posting, check the UMPD website regularly:
http://police.umich.edu

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