Woman sexually assaulted at York U frosh week party
Chris Kitching, CP24.com
Published Friday, September 6, 2013 5:05AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, September 6, 2013 12:50PM EDT
Toronto police are investigating a report of a sexual assault that occurred during a frosh week event on York University’s Keele campus early Friday morning.
According to information from the university and police, an 18-year-old woman was groped by a male who began to dance with her during an outdoor party at Stong College around 1 a.m.
In a news release, police said the male approached the woman from behind and touched her, and she was able to get away from him and leave the scene.
No injuries were reported.
The incident occurred at an event called the Stong Pit Party, where a large crowd of glow stick-waving students danced to music.
The suspect is five-foot-two to five-foot-seven, 18 to 20 years old and 150 to 160 pounds with olive/tanned skin, a medium build and a lower right lip piercing, police said in a news release.
He was wearing a black zip-up hoodie, a hat and mirror black sunglasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call 31 Division at 416-808-3100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
People who attended the frosh week event posted photos and videos on social media websites, and police are interested in taking a look at the images.
Several on-campus sexual assaults have been reported in the last year, but police have not suggested that Friday's incident is linked any previous reports.
With files from CP24 reporter Cam Woolley.
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