U of M issues Crime Alert after Male Student reports being Sexually Assaulted

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ANN ARBOR, MI – A crime alert was issued at the University of Michigan after a male student reported that he was allegedly sexually assaulted by two other men.

A male student reported to the police on Monday April 16th, 2018, that he was walking with friends near the 200 Block of Fletcher St. where they were joined in conversation by two other college-age men who invited him to a large house party. He was given and consumed a soft drink he was told was mixed with an alcoholic beverage. He woke up the next day with little memory of the night. He sustained injuries associated with being sexually assaulted and tested positive for Benzodiazepine, which he had unknowingly ingested.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Black male, 6′ 1″ – 6′ 2″ solid build, approximately 21-22 years of age, dark clear complexion, dark short hair, well-formed beard on his chin with mustache, last seen wearing a black jacket, smelled of cologne. Went by the name “Darnell.”

Suspect #2: White male, 5′ 9″ – 5′ 10″ thin build, approximately 21-22 years of age, blonde hair parted on the left with a swoop, clean shaven, last seen wearing bright green basketball shoes. Went by the name “Sam.”

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT U-M DIVISION OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY AT (734) 763-1131 OR DIAL 9-1-1

As with any type of crime like the one described, University of Michigan Public Safety and Security provides the following Safety and Security Tips:

Sexual assault is any sexual activity that occurs in the absence of consent. Responsibility lies with the perpetrator, not the survivor – no one deserves, asks for, or provokes sexual assault. The University of Michigan Police Department has a Special Victims Unit that strives to provide a safe, caring environment where victims are empowered to take action. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, they encourage you to report it to law enforcement.

  • Watch your drink at all times.
  • Cover your drink with your hand.
  • If someone offers to buy or give you a drink, watch the drink being made and get it from the server yourself.
  • If you get up to move or use the restroom, take your drink with you.
  • If you start to feel lightheaded, nauseous, dizzy or otherwise strange, seek help immediately.
  • Utilize the buddy system where a friend you trust is looking out for you and you are looking out for him/her.
  • If you see something, say something. Report suspicious behavior.

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