Sexual assault reported near Champaign's West Side Park

Sexual assault reported near Champaign's West Side Park

CHAMPAIGN — Police are investigating a reported sexual assault that happened over the weekend in Champaign.

According to a police report, an 18-year-old woman told officers that somebody sexually assaulted her in the vicinity of West Side Park sometime between 11 p.m. Friday and 12:49 a.m. Saturday.

Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said Sunday night that the victim was not able to give a detailed description of her attacker.

Dunn said the woman was taken to an area hospital for evaluation.

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Skepticity wrote on July 21, 2014 at 11:07 am

Public information giving a description of the perpetrator was posted here by me, and subsequently deleted by the NG editorial staff. 

The News-Gazette is following abritrary guidelines that supercede the public's need to know descriptions of perpetrators. 

If you want descriptive information regarding perpetrators of crimes in C-U, read the police media reports and don't bother with the News-Gazette, as the public information provided by police departments will be censored.

CU Townie wrote on July 21, 2014 at 4:07 pm

C14-06285 SEXUAL ASSAULT-AGG CRIMINAL 720-5/11-1.30
LOCATION: 300 BLOCK OF W CHURCH ST WEST SIDE PARK
OCCURRED: 7/19/2014 23:00 REPORTED: 7/20/2014 0:49
OFFICER: COWAN,WILLIAM
SUMMARY: SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORT
PEOPLE: VICTIM AGE: 18 SEX: F
OFFENDER SEX: M RACE: B HEIGHT: 511 WEIGHT: 180 HAIR: BLK EYES: BRO

Skepticity wrote on July 22, 2014 at 2:07 am

I seem to have been mistaken.  I found the other story with my post of the description intact. 

I am sorry. 

I withdraw my irate comment and substitute another irate comment.

 

The NG posts duplicate stories with the only difference being the date and time of the posting?

Why???