Woman fights off attempted sex assault at UH-Hilo


Police are investigating an attempted sexual assault at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Tuesday.

A woman student, a sophomore, was reportedly attacked in a bathroom in the school’s geology building at around 4:30 p.m. The victim was able to fight off her attacker, who fled in a 2003-2006 red Ford Expedition with tan or gold on the bottom.

The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, 6-feet tall, 160-180 pounds with a thin build, curly blond hair and facial acne. He was wearing a white tank top and black surf shorts.

Police ask anyone with information on this case to call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Jesse Kerr at 961-8883 or jkerr@co.hawaii.hi.us. Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

 

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