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Suspect In Attempted Sexual Assault At UCLA Remains At Large

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WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — UCLA Police say a suspect wanted for an attempted sexual assault on campus remains at large Saturday.

Police said around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning the suspect grabbed a woman from behind at 310 De Neve Drive (Rieber Hall) and attempted to sexually assault her.

The suspect was interrupted by two passersby and immediately left the area.

On Saturday evening, KCAL9’s Brittney Hopper talked to worried students and parents.

“It”s disgusting. I can’t believe it’s happening,” said one student. “I hope they catch this guy,” she added.

Surveillance pictures were taken of the suspect and students say posters with his image have gone up around campus..

“It’s very worrisome to know that this could happen to anyone. It’s not just a one time occurrence,” said Errin Kaitel, a student.

A parent told Hopper she pays too much money for her child to go to UCLA knowing it could potentially be unsafe.

“I just think they should have more [security] people here. Watching. Security available for students. I mean that’s my opinion as a mother,” said Meredith Navarro McCullar.

Police aren’t saying whether or not they believe the suspect is a student.

But they did say they believe the same suspect grabbed a second victim’s buttocks at a nearby residence hall.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned 20-25 year old who is 5 feet 10 to 6 feet 1 inches tall and between 180-200 pounds. He has short brown hair with a thin mustache.

The man was seen wearing a blue tank top, blue jeans and tennis shoes.

Campus Police want to remind the community to walk with others at night and to call them if you see anyone acting suspiciously.

If you have any information regarding this suspect you are asked to call UCLA Police at (310) 825-1491 reference #13-1706.

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