• Woman reports being groped from behind on UCF campus, police say

    By: Chip Skambis


    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.

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    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.

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