Ohio University issued a crime alert following a rape.
A female student says on Saturday at 4 a.m. she was in the parking lot of Christ the King church at the corner of Mill and Stewart Streets when she was approached by a man with a large knife. The man forced her to walk to a small outbuilding where he raped her.
The suspect is described as a black male between 19 and 24 years old, six foot to six foot four inches tall, he is skinny with broad shoulders. The man fled on foot after the assault.
If you have any information on the crime you’re asked to call the Athens City Police at (740) 592-3313 or Crime Solvers (740) 594-3331.