POSTED: Friday, October 19, 2012 - 5:27pm
UPDATED: Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 8:47pm
tyler, tx — UPDATE- The University of Texas in Tyler police say the alleged offender, was an acquaintance of the both of the victims.
They say they are still looking for him.
University of Texas at Tyler Police are currently investigating a possible sexual assault of a woman. Earlier Friday, the university issued the following statement to students:
On Friday, 10-19-12, the University of Texas at Tyler Police Department was made aware of a possible sexual assault that had occurred within the past two weeks at the University Pines Apartments, 3333 Varsity Drive.
Additional information from the complainant led police to a potential second victim, who stated the same suspect had attempted to sexually assault her, on or about October 6, 2012, also at University Pines Apartments.
At this time, both of these cases are under preliminary investigation and there has been no warrant issued for the suspect. However, information received thus far appears credible and the investigation is ongoing. The University Police believe that the suspect represents an ongoing danger to the campus community. Information is that the alleged perpetrator has been seen at various locations around campus including the University Center, Patriot Zone, PHE building and near the lakes on campus.
The suspect is described as a 5'6, 130 pounds, slender, light skinned black male.