New details involving alleged OCU student sex assault outside dorm

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UPDATED 10/1/2014

OKLAHOMA CITY - New information about the alleged sexual assault at Oklahoma City University recently.

According to a report from the OCU Police Department, the victim is a 22-year-old female student.

The student was walking home alone at 3 a.m. Sunday from an off campus house party to OCU  when the alleged assault happened outside Draper Hall, which is one of the dorms on campus.

The victim told police the suspect asked her to buy some 'weed'.

When she refused, she said he grabbed her and forced her down to her knees and perform oral sex.

Officers describe the suspect as a black male 5'7" to 5'10' with a skinny build in his early to mid 20's.

Police say the suspect has an odd-shaped nose because his nose was possible broken.

He was wearing a grey and black hoodie with an UNK design, and police say he smelled of menthol cigarettes and wood.

Campus Police are still looking for anyone who has information to call.

 

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Officials at a local university are warning students to be alert after a possible sexual assault.

According to Oklahoma City University, a sexual assault was reported around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Authorities say the alleged assault took place outside of Draper Hall, a dormitory on campus.

The alleged suspect is described as a black male in his early to mid-20s and he is not believed to be affiliated with OCU.

"I'm really disappointed it happened on campus and that it seems to be from someone who isn't even on campus. That makes me a bit uncomfortable," said Tessa Grindle-Degraff, a student at OCU.

Grindle-Degraff says she was sexually assaulted her freshman year at a college in Michigan by a man she knew.

She commends the university for sending out a campus- wide email and text alert about the situation.

"I think that that's good,and to me, even just saying that makes it okay to report things like that, which is not something you typically get at other universities," Grindle-Degraff said.

Officials warn that students should always walk in a group with others, beware of your surroundings and report suspicious persons to the campus police.

If you have any information on the assault, call the OCUPD at (405) 208-5001.