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Student Groped at UNM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — University of New Mexico police are looking for two men accused of grabbing a student, holding her down and groping her, a spokesman said.

The incident happened shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday, when a woman who had been running at Johnson Field, near Central Avenue and Girard, was leaving the field. The woman, a student, told police that as she was walking past the tennis courts, two men grabbed her, held her down and groped her, Lt. Robert Haarhues said.

The woman screamed, prompting the men to flee in a blue compact car with tinted windows. The woman was not visibly injured. She called 911 around 5:30 p.m., and UNM responded.

The men are described as being African American. One was 5 foot, 7 inches, tall, while the other was 6 feet tall, police said.

This is so far an isolated incident, Haarhues said.

“No one here can even remember the last time” something like this happened, he said.

There were no witnesses.

Haarhues said students are advised to travel in groups instead of alone. He added that UNM offers an escort service. Students can access that by calling 277-2241.
— This article appeared on page C2 of the Albuquerque Journal

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