- Associated Press - Saturday, February 14, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - University of New Mexico police are searching for a suspect in the sexual assault of a female student.

KOAT-TV says (https://bit.ly/1CsEiat) the 19-year-old victim told investigators she was leaving a campus library Tuesday around 6:30 p.m. when a man pushed her.

She says he tried to force her to unbutton her pants at knifepoint. The victim says she kicked the suspect and ran away.

He is described as white, 5-foot-6 and was last seen wearing a black hoodie and jeans.

Meanwhile, some students say they are concerned that an alert about the alleged assault went out two days after the incident.



School officials say the victim did not report it for more than 24 hours. They say a text alert went out Thursday afternoon, 17 hours after she told police.

The university has also been working to retool its policies involving sexual assault. Officials unveiled a new program Friday that is aimed at merging and simplifying responses to incidents of sexual violence.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, https://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html

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