ORLANDO, Fla. - A woman visiting a University of Central Florida student said she was groped from behind on campus early Sunday, police said.
The woman said she was walking in the area of the Mathematical Sciences building when an unknown person grabbed her from behind.
She told police she struck the assailant and then ran away, using an emergency call box for help.
Police said she was not able to give a description of the suspect.
UCF police said they will be increasing patrols in the area.
Investigators are also looking to re-arrest a man who is accused of similar crimes earlier this year. Abdullah Zaman, 31, faces four charges including battery after several women reported being groped on campus. Court records show he's wanted again for not showing up to his arraignment.
Police do not believe he is connected to the most recent case.
Anyone with information about Sunday's incident is urged to call the UCF Police Department at 407-823-5555.
UCFPD alerts you to an incident that took place last night on UCF's main campus.— UCF Police Dept. (@UCFPolice) July 8, 2018
In the early morning hours of July 8, a female guest of a student contacted UCFPD to report that an unknown person groped her from behind in the area of the Mathematical Sciences building.
The victim reported that she struck the suspect and ran from the scene. She was unable to provide any type of suspect description.— UCF Police Dept. (@UCFPolice) July 8, 2018
Police are continuing to investigate this incident, and there is no indication of any imminent threat to campus.
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