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Police: UW student sexually assaulted in dorm room

University of Washington police say a female student was sexually assaulted in her dorm room this week and that her attacker is at large. (Photo: KOMO News)

SEATTLE -- University of Washington students were walking around campus in groups Wednesday night after a sexual assault was reported inside a northeast campus residence hall.

Campus police say a female student was sexually assaulted in her dorm room this week and that her attacker is at large.

Police said a man followed a female student into her room where the attack happened on Monday at 3:30 in the afternoon.

“That’s just so random you wouldn’t expect that to happen,” said student Katya Deakins. “I’m a girl so like that’s a real thought for me. It’s a scary thing.”

Police said the victim didn’t realize the man was behind her.

UW police said the dorms are locked 24 hours a day so they’re not sure how the man even got inside the residence hall.

Investigators said they will be checking security cameras around campus to see if they can identify the suspect who still hasn’t been caught.

"Maybe we just need to be aware of this one and be careful,” said student Ana Sun.

Investigators said the women didn't know her attacker.

Police said the suspect is in his late teens to early 20s with a thin mustache and medium build.

He was last seen wearing a hoodie and sunglasses.

Police ask that if you have information about this crime or suspect, call the University of Washington Police Department at 206- 685-8973.

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