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9.3.14 News Sexual Assault
Hayley Brundige • The Daily Beacon

Chief of Police Troy Lane explains a recent sexual assault case at the press conference on Sept. 2.

UTPD addresses recent sexual assaults on campus, new alert policy

Sunday evening, the University of Tennessee Police Department received a report detailing a sexual assault that occurred in the Alumni Memorial Building. A female reported that an unknown male entered the building, then "sexually assaulted her by digital penetration," according to an email alert released by UTPD on Sept. 2.

The victim chose not to pursue legal action against the suspect, but did provide a description of the attacker to UTPD. The suspect, who remains at large, was a white male with shoulder-length, curly brown hair, who stood about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed approximately 150 pounds.

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