UM student sexually assaulted in College Park apartment

The University of Maryland College Park campus police are investigating an assault on a female student while she was sleeping in her residence at Leonardtown Apartments.

The woman awoke at about 3:30 a.m. Sept. 9 to find an unknown man in her bed and fondling her breasts and torso, police said. She screamed and he fled the apartment. The victim glimpsed the assailant through her window and described him as curly headed and wearing a striped shirt, police said.

Police have released a video that shows a person of interest running from the area of the incident. Investigators found no signs of forced entry and accounted for all keys to the unit.

The Department of Public Safety is investigating the crime and has asked any individuals with information regarding this incident or the suspect to call 301-405-3555 or e-mail

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