Ottawa

Carleton student sexually assaulted on campus

Carleton University staff has released the description of a sexual assault suspect who they say inappropriately touched a female student early Sunday morning.

Carleton University staff has released the description of a sexual assault suspect who they say inappropriately touched a female student early Sunday morning.

A letter addressed to all students said a sexual assault happened around 3:30 a.m. when the woman was "sexually touched by an unknown man" between Stormont and Dundas residence buildings.

The suspect is described as black, about six feet tall with an average build and short hair. The victim also said he was wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and a baseball cap.

The university's campus security is investigating the incident but it has not been reported to Ottawa police.

People with information that might aid the investigation are asked to call the university safety department at 613-520-4444.

Carleton University had beefed up security starting in 2008 after a sexual assault on campus in September 2007 where a 23-year-old woman was beaten unconscious.

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