Auburn University student reports stranger fondled her on campus

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AUBURN, Ala. (WRBL) – An Auburn University female has reported to Campus Safety she was fondled by a stranger at 12:55 a.m. Friday while walking on War Eagle Way near Aubie Hall. 

“She was walking toward the Village Mail Loop when a male jogged past her and grabbed her buttocks. The subject is described as an Asian male with short dark hair, approximately 5’10” to 6’ tall, average build, wearing a blue shirt, brown shorts, and white tennis shoes,” said AU officials in a letter to the campus community.

Video evidence shows the man subsequently attempted to follow two females into Oak Hall without success, then left campus on foot and headed east on West Magnolia Avenue.

Auburn police are investigating. 

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  • Safe Harbor (on campus) – 334-844-7233 or safeharbor@auburn.edu
  • Rape Counselors of East Alabama (community) – 334-705-0510

Resources for Survivors: www.auburn.edu/titleix

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