Sexual Assault Warning on Campus

Chattanooga, Tenn (UTC/The Loop) — UTC officials issued a warning about a sexual assault on campus.

Here are the details:

UTC Police responded to a report of a sexual assault in the 5th Street parking garage earlier this evening, Thursday, December 1.  The campus is urged to be on the lookout for a white male, college-age, between 6′ and 6’2″, shaggy sandy hair, scraggly beard, slender, athletic build, wearing a North Face style all-weather red jacket.  He escaped on foot.

If anyone has any information on this suspect, please contact UTC Police at 425-4357.

Members of the campus community are urged to use caution and be aware of your surroundings while walking on campus.  Try not to walk alone, especially at night.


Woman Says She Was Raped at Decosimo Apts

CHATTANOOGA (UTC/The Loop) — UTC police investigate reports of an on-campus rape.

According to the police report obtained by The Loop, officers responded to a call at 800 East 8th Street on October 11 at 9pm. The victim says that she and friend went off campus just after midnight on October 11 to the The Drink nightclub. Afterwards, the victim says they came back to Decosimo Apartments where the sister of one of the men reportedly had an apartment.

The victim says she never saw the “sister” there. She says she was sexually assaulted between 3am and 6am. The victim first called Chattanooga police who forwarded the call to UTC.