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Woman reports sexual assault in Fort Sanders

1:05 PM, Oct 19, 2012   |    comments
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A young woman said she was sexually assaulted in the Fort Sanders area near the University of Tennessee campus.

According to Knoxville Police Captain Eve Thomas, the assault happened around 2:00 a.m. Friday.

Thomas said a 20-year-old female was coming back from the Cumberland Avenue Strip, had exited a cab and was walking in the 600 block of 13th Avenue when a male approached her.

The woman told police that the suspect grabbed her as she was going into a house apartment, groped her, held a knife to her neck, and told her to give him everything she had.

She said three other males approached, but all four ran in the direction of World's Fair Park when a light in the apartment turned on.

Police said the suspect were not able to steal anything from the victim.

KPD was working with the University of Tennessee Police Department to attempt to locate the suspects.

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