Police seek help solving a sexual assault in Champaign

Police seek help solving a sexual assault in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign Police Department and Crimestoppers are asking for help solving a reported sexual assault in Champaign last month.

According to a police report, officers responded to a report of a sexual assault in the 1700 block of West John Street, Champaign, at 4:39 a.m. June 27.

A woman told police she was walking alone approaching the intersection of John Street and Mattis Avenue when a man ran up behind her and grabbed her by the arms.

When the woman screamed, the man hit her in the mouth and pushed her to the ground, the report said.

As other people approached the area in response to the woman's screams, the man ran off.

A description of the man was incomplete.

The woman was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital, where she was treated for swelling, cuts and bruises.

If you have information about this crime, call Crimestoppers at 373-8477.

Tips may also be sent at http://www.373tips.com or by text by sending Tip397 plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

The information provided is confidential.

Callers do not have to give their name or appear in court.

Crimestoppers will pay a reward if the information leads to an arrest. Cash rewards are also paid for information on other felony crimes or fugitives in the area.

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peabody wrote on July 19, 2010 at 10:07 am

If I saw something suspicious 22 days ago I've long forgotten what it is. I don't know what the hangup was but if they want the public's help this stuff has to get into the paper sooner.