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Carbondale police investigating attempted sexual assault, trespass

By Staff report

A possible criminal sexual assault and trespass to a residence was reported Monday in the 400 block of West Freeman Street in Carbondale, police said.
The suspect, a heavy-set black man with light brown eyes wearing a ski mask with an SIU logo covering his face entered the residence without permission and “took actions to lead the victim to believe she was going to be sexually assaulted,” according to a release from SIU’s Department of Public Safety. The 6-foot-tall suspect was also described as having a “unique accent.”
The victim wasn’t physically injured.

The City of Carbondale Police Department is investigating the incident.

“Crime prevention and awareness, as well as timely reporting, may be the strongest defenses against becoming the victim of an assault,” police said, encouraging suspicious activity be reported to police. “Be mindful of your surroundings and trust your instincts.”

Anyone with information about crimes in this area or on campus are encouraged to call the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200 or the SIU Department of Public Safety at (618) 453-3771.
For more information on safety and how to file a report, visit www.safe.siu.edu.

The Daily Egyptian’s news desk can be reached at 618-536-3397 or [email protected].

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