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Stanford police seek suspect in sexual assault

Police say victim was sleeping when suspect entered her bedroom

Stanford police are searching for a man who they said sexually assaulted a woman in a graduate-student apartment at Escondido Village Saturday night.

The man allegedly gained entry to the apartment on Comstock Circle and entered the woman's bedroom at about 9:30 p.m. The woman, a graduate student, was sleeping at the time, Stanford police said in a statement.

When she woke up and screamed, the suspect fled the scene, police said. The victim described the suspect as a dark-skinned male, possibly black, about 30 years old and 5 feet 6 inches tall. He was wearing blue jeans and possibly a dark T-shirt.

Police said the victim did not have any physical injuries.

Police are asking anyone with information about the crime to call 650-329-2413.

— Palo Alto Online staff

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Posted by second attack?
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm

TV news reports say this is actually the second on-campus assault in recent weeks. There was a better suspect description after the first attack. Was that attack reported on PaloAltoOnline.com? I do not remember reading about it here.


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Posted by ummm
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Apr 11, 2011 at 3:01 am

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Posted by BuD
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 11, 2011 at 10:47 am

to ummmm,

Please review your post. It may be the most ignorant post that I have ever read on this site, though it has some pretty stiff competition.


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Posted by Tyler Hanley
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on Apr 11, 2011 at 11:11 am

Tyler Hanley is a registered user.

To second attack?:

This might be the story you're thinking of. A student was assaulted on campus in January, though the physical descriptions of the two suspects (in Saturday's assault and the January assault) are quite different.

Web Link


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Posted by Maria
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 11, 2011 at 11:12 am

Channel 7 news just reported that police don't think the two cases are related. They described the first incident as an attempted break in the same area.


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Posted by second attack?
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm

KTVU TV news last night said there was another attack 2 weeks ago. The suspect was a young white man.


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Posted by Stan
a resident of Stanford
on Apr 11, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Go to the following page and click on the "Community Crime Alerts" rectangular button to see recent crimes reported:

Web Link

Doesn't include crimes just off campus. The assault in January was similar to one on Alma St. Guess you could check the PAPD website, but I'm not familiar with the site:

Web Link


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