UMSL campus rape reported

12:18 PM, Nov 15, 2012   |    comments
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Florissant, MO (KSDK) - An 18-year-old woman was raped Wednesday night on the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus, university police said.

According to Captain Sallaman of the UMSL Police Department, the incident happened after 9 p.m. near the Research Parking Lot on campus.

The victim, who doesn't attend UMSL, was driving near the intersection of Hanley Boulevard and Natural Bridge Road when she picked up a man whom she didn't know. The woman drove to the parking lot on campus and the two consumed an unknown alcoholic beverage.

The woman told police she lost consciousness and that's when the man raped her, Sallaman said.

University police said the suspect was not affiliated with the school.

The St. Louis County Police Crimes Against Persons Unit has taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information on the suspect's identity or whereabouts is asked to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-615-5400 or the University of Missouri-St. Louis Police Department at 314-516-5155.

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