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College Student Sexually Assaulted Near Campus



    Police in South Jersey are investigating the sex assault of a Rowan University student. (Published Tuesday, March 25, 2014)

    A South Jersey college campus was put on alert today after a student was sexually assaulted by two masked men near the campus.

    The Rowan University student told Glassboro Police that she stopped her car at Mullica Hill Road (Route 322) and Hampton Boulevard -- about ½ a mile from the Glassboro campus -- around 9:30 p.m. Monday to rearrange some things in her car.

    As the 23-year-old woman got out of the car, two masked men -- one believed to be in his 20s and the other in his 40s -- grabbed her then sexually assaulted her in front of her car, according to police.

    Both men were dressed in all black and had their faces covered by either a mask or scarf, according to investigators.

    After the assault the woman went home and called police shortly before midnight.

    On Tuesday, the university sent out a public safety alert to its students:

    “Glassboro Police received a report of a sexual assault that occurred off campus…” read the notice.

    “Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have additional information should contact Investigator Julie Howery of Glassboro Police at 856-881-1501, ext. 88167, or Rowan Public Safety at 856- 256-4922.”

    The school offers 24-hour counseling by dialing 856-256-4922.