Authorities released a sketch of a man wanted for rape at Emory. Police say he could connected to other assaults reported near campus.
ATLANTA -- Emory University's police department has released a composite sketch of the man who reportedly raped a student last week.
The rape happened Feb. 11 at around 11:15 p.m. in a wooded area of Emory's campus near the information booth on Dowman Drive.
The victim described her attacker as a white man in his mid to late 50's, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a reddish-brown beard. He was wearing a brown knit cap, a tan or brown jacket, dark blue jeans and brown boots.
After the attack, the suspect ran from campus toward the Emory Village, according to the victim.
"For me this is like, it is happening, so I need to be extra aware of my surroundings," said one female student.
The university says they are working to provide a safe campus environment.
"Emory is deeply concerned about the safety of our campus and our students, faculty, staff and visitors, and maintaining a safe community is always of the utmost importance to the university," Emory spokesperson Beverly Cox Clark said in a statement. "The female student involved continues to be provided with the support, resources and ongoing care of Emory staff members."
Clark added that Emory police have increased their visibility around campus since the attack.
According to the university's most current data, reports of forcible sex offenses on campus are on the rise, going from 10 in 2012 to 25 in 2012. The university notes that of the 25 reports in 2012, 22 of the tips were made anonymously.
The university does provide safety escort services and does provide blue light phones that ring directly to the Emory Police Department.
The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone who recognizes the man in the sketch or has information in this case is asked to call Emory police at 404-727-6111.
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