Woman raped after Penn State game

Jennie Kushner

A 26-year-old, non-student female was raped Saturday after the victory against Penn State near campus, according to Captain Loyd Baker of the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit.

She was found about 4:30 a.m. The UA Police Department notified Baker’s unit of the incident.

The woman wasn’t sure of her location, but told the police she was tailgating, became intoxicated, then separated from her friends and was lost.

She sat on a bench on or near the Quad and a group of three males and another female invited the victim to walk with them, Baker said.

The victim and one male fell behind the others, and the suspect pulled the victim between two white houses and raped her, Baker said.

Baker declined comment on the location of the two houses.

The victim told police the attacker was a white male in his early 20s between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 9 nine inches tall, weighing between 160 and 170 pounds. The suspect is described as clean-shaven, with short brown hair, Baker said.

The victim bit the suspect on the hand during the assault and he may still have marks on his hand, Baker said.