Sexual assault reported on East University

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:12am


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This morning, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a sexual assault occurred at the 1100 block of East University near Prospect Street. The incident was labeled a third degree sexual assault, according to the crime alert released by the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security at approximately 8:30 a.m.

According to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center’s website, third degree criminal sexual conduct is punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment and involves penetration. In addition, a third degree assault would involve a victim between 13 and 16 years of age, use of force or coercion or victim incapacity.

According to the report, a student pedestrian was approached by an unknown male who assaulted her. She then called for help.

In a message to the Daily, Detective Lieutenant Matthew Lige said the victim is 21 and provided a description of the reported suspect.

“Victim stated the suspect was a college aged (white male) wearing a tee shirt and jeans,” he wrote. “Very limited I know. Victim was treated at the U of M ER.”

Early this month, an Ann Arbor man, Shamz Tabriz, was charged after breaking into a 19-year-old woman’s apartment on South U, sexually assaulting her two roommates and then proceeding to assault her.

He was arraigned on charges of first-degree criminal sexual assault, home invasion and two counts of assault and battery, but not imprisoned. Shamz lives in the same apartment complex as three women.