Friday, September 21, 2012

Reward Offered for Info on Sexual Assault on OSU Newark Campus

Licking County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in a sexual assault on The Ohio State University at Newark campus, located at 1209 University Dr. in Newark. Newark Police report around 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 17, a 20-year-old woman was approached by three men at the amphitheater, and one of the men groped the woman while the other two men held her. The suspects are described as white males in their late teens to mid-twenties, six-feet tall or taller, and with stocky builds weighing 220 pounds or more.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Licking County Crime Stoppers at 740-349-6888 or 1-888-488-9058. A special coding system protects the identity of the caller but allows for the reward to be issued at a later time.

Crime Stoppers also takes calls from persons with information about any felony. Information leading to the arrest and indictment of a felony suspect could qualify the caller for a reward as determined by the Crime Stoppers’ Board. Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization. Reward money comes from private individuals, businesses, and foundations that see Crime Stoppers as an integral tool in the community’s fight against crime. Tax-deductible donations can be sent to: Licking County Crime Stoppers, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Newark, OH 43058-0304.