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University of Denver security is warning the community about a man who sexually assaulted a female student near campus.

The attack happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near East Asbury Avenue and South Josephine Street, according to a news release from DU security.

The suspect approached the woman, touched her inappropriately then followed her and forced her up against a car, the release said. The victim was able to struggle and get away.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, about 5-feet 8-inches tall, short hair and speaks with an unknown accent. He was wearing a black leather coat.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call 303-871-3000.

Ryan Parker: 303-954-2409, or