Security Notice: Sexual assault suspect arrested

The suspect accused of sexually assaulting a woman outside a Vanderbilt building on Saturday afternoon is now under arrest and in jail.

He is not affiliated with Vanderbilt and should he make bail, he will be warned not to return to campus. If you see this person on campus, please call VUPD immediately.

On Saturday July 11, 2015, at 11:13 a.m. a female student reported that while walking on 24th Avenue South near the Free Electron Laser building and McTeire Hall she was assaulted by a man who pushed her to the ground from behind, then grabbed her buttocks and groped her and said “do not make a sound.” The student then yelled and ran from the area towards Medical Center East and entered a crowd of people.

A photograph of the suspect was identified by the victim. Description is an African American male, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, approximately 25-29 years of age. He has black braids or dreadlocks pulled back in a ponytail. He is wearing a bright blue T-shirt, black backpack, blue athletic shorts and gray tennis shoes. More information and photo >>