Rape reported at campus residence at Sonoma State University


The Sonoma State University Police Department is investigating a reported rape inside a residence on campus.

The female victim and the suspect, who is not an SSU student, had recently met on a dating website, according to police.

The SSU daily crime log indicates a sodomy of an unconscious person occurred at 6 a.m. Sunday in Tuscany Village, and it was reported at 10:26 p.m. Tuesday.

Tuscany Village consists of 1,500-square-foot townhomes that accommodate six students per unit, according to the university’s website. Sonoma State issued a warning Wednesday about the reported sexual assault.

The white male suspect went by the first name of “Sam” and is approximately 22 years old, 6 feet, 250 pounds with strawberry blond hair, a mustache, medium length beard and no tattoos, according to the warning. Anyone with information about the assault is asked to call Sonoma State police at (707) 644-4444.

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