Attempted Sexual Assault on JMU Campus

On Monday a timely notification bulletin was sent out by James Madison University in response to an attempted sexual assault near campus.

The attack occurred early Saturday morning on the 1,300 block on Hunters Road in Harrisonburg. The suspect is a college-aged white male about six feet tall, weighing 200 pounds with no facial hair or glasses.

Campus Police have shared this information with the Harrisonburg Police Department.

The victim says she was walking along Hunters Road when she approached an unknown man to request a cigarette. He gave her the cigarette and later made advances towards her.

The victim attempted to walk away at which time the suspect threw her to the ground and attempted to undress her. She escaped by kicking her assailant in the groin and fled.

This case is being investigated and members of the community are asked to report any suspicious activity and persons. Anyone with information on this incident should call Crime Solvers at 540-574-5050, HPD at 540-434-4436 or JMU Police at 540-568-6911. You can also submit an anonymous tip online at the link below. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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