Suspects Sought in Two Sexual Assaults on Students

The early morning attacks have local law enforcement again stressing safety and awareness.

Tallahassee police say an FSU student was sexually assaulted on Raven Street after leaving a bar on nearby West Tennessee Street.

The suspect was described as a black male in his late teens to early 20s, 5’8” to 5’11” with braids, and just 30 minutes earlier, police say a second attack happened here in a pedestrian tunnel near Doak Campbell Stadium.

Police say the victim was walking home from a party. In this case police are looking for a black male 15-20 years old, around 6” with short hair and a goatee. Police say the two cases are not believed to be related, yet hold a similar, serious safety tip.

“Don't go alone, stay in groups, and if you're going to be at a club where alcohol is being not leave intoxicated,” says Tom Longo with FSU police.

“Take a friend, travel in groups. Doing these things will greatly increase the safety of our students and help them stay safe,” adds Mike Wallace of the FAMU police.

In 2002, FSU had 12 cases of forcible sex offenses reported to its police department in 2002. Both universities have self-awareness programs in place for students.