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Chapel Hill police investigating sex assault near UNC campus

Posted September 17, 2012

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— Chapel Hill police are investigating a report over the weekend of a sexual assault on a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student.

Chapel Hill Police Lt. Kevin Gunter said Monday that the attack happened in the early hours of Saturday morning at a home near the campus.

A detailed description of the attacker, described only as being a white, college-aged male, wasn't available.

A spokeswoman for UNC-Chapel Hill said students, faculty and staff were notified of the assault in an email over the weekend through the university's emergency information system, Alert Carolina.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515 or to call 911.

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  • mpheels Sep 17, 2012

    charmcclainlovesdogs2 - the attack happened IN A HOME. Are you actually suggesting women are not safe or should not feel safe at home in the middle of the night?

  • carrboroyouth Sep 17, 2012

    "It just not that safe to be out in the early morning hours especially by yourself, young ladies."

    It's school. Sometimes you have to be out that late to finish up assignments and study.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 17, 2012

    attack happened in the early hours of Saturday morning at a home near the campus

    It just not that safe to be out in the early morning hours especially by yourself, young ladies.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 17, 2012

    disclose where exactly the crime happened?


    That is not really important. Its important that you be more watchful and observant when you are out and about. Stay off the cell would be helpful. Crime today is everywhere in big cities and small towns. No one is really safe no more.

  • carrboroyouth Sep 17, 2012

    Why won't they disclose where exactly the crime happened?

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 17, 2012

    Chapel Hill is a very dangerous town

    Crime is rampant everywhere. Its not just Chapel Hill. Just be careful and watchful when you are out.

  • Its the who what Sep 17, 2012

    Chapel Hill is a very dangerous town. There is crime everywhere you turn over there. I dont feel safe on Franklin St at all.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Sep 17, 2012

    I believe they need an under-cover officer out there in the early morning hours. They need to catch this criminal before serious harm is really done.

  • wanderer Sep 17, 2012

    Yes it was in Chapel Hill.

  • Just Plain Common Sense Sep 17, 2012

    Whatever happened to the other casenwhere the youngnlady was murdered in her home? Was that in chapel hill too?