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Home-invasion attack on UGA student may have been sexually motiated

By Joe Johnson

A home-invasion attack on a University of Georgia student over the weekend may have been sexually motivated, according to an Athens-Clarke County police spokesman.

As far as we know nothing was taken” from the 21-year-old victim's home on East Cloverhurst Avenue, said Lt. John Radford, the police department’s acting public information officer.

“It does appear to motivated by a sexual assault,” he said.

The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. Saturday, when the victim said she went into the residence after being outside and was followed in by a black male who attacked her and demanded money, according to police.

The victim lost consciousness during the assault, police said, and when she awoke, the attacker was gone.

I do not want to release the mechanism by which she was rendered unconscious, at the investigators’ request,” Radford said.

Police said the suspect was described as a black male, approximately 20 to 30 years old, and was wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants.

Police asked that anyone with information about the home invasion on this incident to call Detective David Harrison at (762) 400-7361.

Anonymous call can be made to the Crime Stoppers confidential tip line at (706) 705-4775.

A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the offender. 

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