MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Local authorities are urging Kansas State University students and local residents not to walk alone at night following a sexual assault near campus.
On Sunday, August 11, 2013 around 4 AM, a 23-year-old woman was raped by a stranger. An exact location of the offense has not been released.
The case is still under investigation by the Riley County Police Department but on Thursday, the department, along with the Kansas State University Police Department, issued a warning, encouraging those walking at night to walk in pairs or small groups.
Those affiliated with Kansas State University are urged to use Wildcat Walk, a free service to students, faculty and guests.
Anyone who sees a suspicious person or has any information on the case is asked to call Riley County police at 785-537-2112 or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers (785-539-7777). Kansas State University Police Department may also be contacted with tips via an anonymous web service, “Silent Witness” (www.ksu.edu/police/silent).
Crime Stoppers accepts text and web tips and ensures that your information is kept anonymous. For more information on how to submit a tip visit them online at www.manhattanrileycountycrimestoppers.com.