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UVA Police Investigate Forcible Fondling

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University of Virginia police are investigating a reported forcible fondling that happened Monday night.   

The victim says she was walking near Wilson Hall just after 8:30 when an unidentified man approached her from behind, put one arm around her neck and touched her inappropriately.   

He then ran toward Varsity Hall.   

There is no suspect description, other than he was wearing black gloves at the time.    

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000 or the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280.

University of Virginia Release

To members of the University community: 

The University of Virginia Police Department responded to a forcible fondling of a U.Va. student shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Monday. 

The victim was walking near Wilson Hall when an unidentified male approached her from behind, putting an arm around her neck and fondling her breast and genitalia with the other hand. The suspect then fled on foot toward Varsity Hall. 

At the time of the incident the suspect was wearing black gloves. No other description is available at this time. 

Anyone having information related to this incident should call Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000 or the Charlottesville Police at 434-970-3280. 

Police urge members of the community to remain alert and aware of potential dangers.

* Report criminal or suspicious activity immediately by calling 911.

* Avoid walking alone, if possible.

* Use the University Transit Service, SafeRide and other resources.

* When walking, scan the area around you for potential dangers. Trust your instincts. If something doesn't feel right, get to a safe place and alert police. 

You may also contact the University Police to schedule a personal safety seminar. Officers will be available during these seminars to meet with members of the community to discuss personal safety. The seminars generally last one to three hours. 

The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D) program is also offered by the University Police and other groups within the Charlottesville community. Participants will learn about risk awareness and risk reduction strategies that help reduce the possibility of becoming a victim of crime as well as the basics of self-defense.

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