Woman sexually assaulted Friday morning near MU

Monday, November 11, 2013 | 5:06 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Columbia police are investigating a reported sexual misconduct incident that occurred early Friday morning.

A woman was walking in the 1400 block of Bouchelle Avenue near MU's Sanborn Field around 2 a.m. Friday when a man grabbed her breast and fled when she resisted, according to a Clery release from the MU Police Department.

To report information

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the police at 874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 875-8477.

The Clery release offered tips for staying safe:

  • Walk in groups in well-lit areas.
  • Walk near the curb, facing oncoming traffic.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and look confident.
  • If a group gathers around you, beware of a mugging.
  • If you are being followed, head for a crowded place.
  • Carry bags close to your body.
  • Tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back.

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The victim described the culprit to the Columbia Police Department as a slender man about 5 feet 6 inches tall with short brown hair and medium skin tone.

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