CHAMPAIGN - The Champaign Police Department is asking for your help to find the person behind a sexual assault incident that took place Sunday, September 7.
Police say the incident took place near Second and East Green Streets in Champaign at about 4:06 AM.
Police say the victim was approached by a man and attempted to have a conversation with her. As they approached a business and some bushes, the man grabbed her, fondled her, and tried to pull her into the bushes. She screamed and pushed him away and the man fled.
The victim is described as an African American man, 35 years old, approximately 5'8" tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing a long-sleeved black flannel shirt and blue jeans. The victim said the perpetrator also had a short, scruffy beard. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS.
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