Campus alert issued at Ohio University after student says she was kidnapped, raped in April

ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University police and Athens police are looking for a man who allegedly kidnapped and raped a female student in April.

Students have received an Athens campus crime alert email about the rape that allegedly occurred April 8.

Police received a report from a female student Wednesday that she was walking along Richland Avenue in Athens last spring when a vehicle stopped near her at approximately 4 a.m.

According to the OUPD website, the student said the driver threatened her with a knife before forcing her in the vehicle, driving her to a nearby area and raping her. The incident happened off campus.

The suspect is only described by the report as a man with average height and build.

Police did not offer information about the delay in the reporting of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Athens City Police Department.

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