Chico State student escapes sexual assault

May 15, 2014 11:32 AM

A Chico State student was able to escape a sexual assault yesterday morning as she was walking home from class.

Chico Police were called to the area of W. 3rd Street and Ash Street yesterday just before noon after a reported sexual assault.

The victim told police she was walking home from school when she felt something touching her from behind. The woman turned around and observed a Hispanic male standing directly behind her. The attacker grabbed the woman, picking her up off the ground. The woman screamed for help and managed to escape and run away.

The suspect was last seen running southbound on Ash Street from W. 3rd Street. Police say he is between the ages of 19-22-years-old, around 6 feet tall and 160 pounds.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Chico Police Department at 897-4911.


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