Police ID Person of Interest in SDSU Sex Assault

San Diego State University police have released a surveillance image of a person of interest in a sexual assault of a student earlier this month.

Police describe the man as either a tanned white male or possibly Hispanic male. He appears to be in his early twenties, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches, with an average build, chocolate brown hair, short haircut, brown eyes and possibly unshaven.

He was wearing a baggie shirt with a gray center with multi-colored sleeves.

The alleged assault happened around 1:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at the campus-owned Granada Apartments. The apartment complex is located at Hardy Avenue and 55th Street, about one block from Viejas Arena.

According to a crime alert from the university, the victim told officers that a young man tried to befriend her as she was walking home. The SDSU student claimed the man followed her into her apartment and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect ran away when one of the victim’s roommates arrived, officials said.

It is unclear how the suspect gained access to the building.

The assault was the second one in just one week. On Labor Day, another SDSU student said she was sexually assaulted in a bathroom at an off-campus house party near College Place and College Avenue.

This person of interest is not believed to be connected to the Labor Day assault.

Anyone who may have information on the person of interest should call the campus police department at 619-594-1991 or email police@mail.sdsu.edu.

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