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.