Female victim reports attempted sexual assault on 10 ½ Street NW

The suspect remains unidentified

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Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of 10 ½ Street NW at 7:20 p.m. Saturday for the report of an attempted sexual assault. Christina Anton | Cavalier Daily

According to a community alert sent out to the University community late Saturday evening, a female victim reported that an unknown male had threatened to sexually assault her that afternoon.

According to Charlottesville Police Public Information Officer Tyler Hawn, officers were dispatched to the 300 block of 10 ½ Street NW at 7:20 p.m. Saturday for the report of an attempted sexual assault. The University alert specified that the reported assault took place at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to the University alert, the unknown male suspect approached the victim’s residence and asked to use her phone. The suspect then reportedly forced himself inside the residence and threatened to sexually assault the victim.

Hawn said there is evidence that the victim was assaulted but would not specify if the assault was physical and/or sexual.

“The suspect is described as a young male in his teens to early 20s, between 5’2” and 5’3”, and between 125 and 130 lbs,” Hawn said in an email to The Cavalier Daily.

The suspect has not yet been identified.

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