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Northwest’s University Police Department at received a sexual assault report at approximately 8:30 p.m. Aug. 18, the department announced in an alert sent to students shortly after 9:30 p.m. Aug. 18.

The report described a “forcible fondling” that took place in Tower Suites West around 11:30 p.m. Aug. 17. The suspect is described as a tall, white male with a thin build and blond hair.

University Chief of Police Clarence Green said the department encourages good bystanders to intervene when situations are concerning.

“Our goal is to have a department where people are comfortable to come forward and report,” Green said. “We want to talk people through these heinous acts and get them the help they need.”

UPD sent a mass email and Bearcat Alert at 9:36 p.m. Aug. 18 containing information about the report, as well as information about sexual assault predators to encourage people to intervene in situations of concern.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call University Police at 660.562.1254.

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