Two groups of women sexually assaulted on MU's campus

3 years 11 months 3 days ago Saturday, April 18 2015 Apr 18, 2015 Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:39:00 AM CDT April 18, 2015 in News
By: Melissa Zygowicz, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Two females were sexually assaulted Saturday morning after a group of six men tried to grab them near Memorial Union on MU's campus.

The MU Police Department received a report of a sex offense around 1:20 a.m. on two women. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. when a group of men approached them, grabbed them and then tried to kiss them. More men then ran from across the street and joined the other group.

The group then continued to grope the women before they saw police and ran from the scene. There were a total of six men involved in the assault.

MUPD is working with the two women at this time as well as reviewing security camera footage to try and get descriptions of the suspects to release to the public.

MUPD said the police department received another report of an assault from a woman who wanted to remain anonymous. MUPD said the woman told them a group similar to the ones described in the first offense assaulted her and a group of friends around 11:30 p.m. on Rollins Street between the Student Recreation Center and the Student Center.

If anyone has any information regarding the assaults, please call Detective Sam Easley at (573) 884-3721 or CRIME STOPPERS at (573) 875-8477.

Individuals may choose to remain anonymous and may be able to receive an award of up to $1,500 if information leads to an arrest.

[Editor's note: The headline and body of the story have been updated to reflect the second assault.]

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