New details released about Stanford housing assault

April 14, 2011 8:53:05 AM PDT
Stanford police are releasing new details about the man who broke into a graduate housing apartment on-campus and sexually assaulted a woman who was sleeping.

It happened Saturday night inside her apartment in Escondido Village on Comstock Circle.

Our media partner, the Mercury News, reports police say the man got in possibly through an unlocked door. The suspect tried to hold down the woman as he assaulted her and when the woman resisted, the man ran out of the apartment.

Police describe the suspect as a dark-skinned male, possibly Asian-Indian. He is about 30-years old, 5'6" tall. He's said to have a chubby build, short wavy black hair and a rounded nose.

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