UM issues campus alert about sex assault

The Detroit News

University of Michigan police issued a campus alert late Tuesday after a male student reported he was drugged and sexually assaulted by two males on April 11.

The Division of Public Safety and Security said the student was walking with friends near the 200 Block of Fletcher Street when his group was joined by two other college-age males, who invited him to a large house party.

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The victim told police he was given a soft drink that he was told was mixed with an alcoholic beverage. After drinking the beverage, he woke up the next day with little memory of the night before. He sustained injuries associated with being sexually assaulted and tested positive for Benzodiazepine, which he had unknowingly ingested.

The first suspect was identified as a black male, approximately 21 or 22 years old. He was 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2 inches tall with a solid build, dark, clear complexion, with dark, short hair and a well-formed beard with a mustache. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, smelled of cologne and went by the name “Darnell.”

The second suspect was described as a white male, approximately 21 or 22 years old, and 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10 inches tall, with a thin build. He had blonde hair parted on the left with a swoop, was clean-shaven and was wearing bright green basketball shoes. Went by the name "Sam."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the UM Division of Public Safety and Security at (734) 763-1131, or dial 9-1-1.