Stranger entered dorm, touched student inappropriately

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There have been more officers in New College of Florida residences after an incident last week where a student was inappropriately touched.

College officials told FOX 13 they received a report from a student on August 25 around 4 a.m.

“An individual had illegally entered her room and touched her without his consent,” said Ann Comer-Woods, director of communications at New College. “The man ran away.”

It is not known if the door was unlocked or if the suspect entered through a sliding glass door.

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Police described the suspect as a 5 foot 6 inch white male with brown hair. He may be in his mid-twenties and was wearing a white shirt and dark pants.

“In light of this recent incident, campus police have increased their visibility around the residences,” Comer-Woods said. “We have a fairly small residential campus; they are stepping up their presence in this area.”

School officials ask students to lock their doors. Those with sliding glass doors could receive additional security locks from the housing office.

“New College is very committed to the safety of our students and does everything to ensure that students are safe,” said Comer-Woods. “We take this incident very seriously.”


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