UK PD: Female student sexually assaulted in dorm by man she knows

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — The University of Kentucky Police Department says a female student was sexually assaulted Friday night by a man she knows.

UK Police say this happened in a residence hall room. They say the suspect is not a UK student.

They say he is described as an African-American man, 5’11”, 140 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

If anyone has information to report about this incident, please contact UK Police at (859) 257-8573.

The University of Kentucky values a safe community for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. In the interest of promoting a safe and secure campus environment, UK Police offer the following safety precautions:


  • If you see something, say something. For emergencies, call 911.
    • Be an active bystander.  If you think someone is at risk for sexual assault, consider it an emergency and get involved.
  • Consent for sexual contact is not implied.
  • Carry a cell phone to be able to call for help in emergencies.
  • Download and use the LiveSafe Application
  • Take the UKPD taught S.T.A.R.R class
  • Request a FREE SAFECATS student safety escort or coordinate after-hours on-demand bus service during the fall and spring semesters by calling (859) 257-SAFE(7233).
  • Make statements with authority – “BACK-OFF! STOP! NO-WAY!” You deserve to be respected.


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