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Woman assaulted near HU campus

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By David Giuliani

Local authorities are investigating an attempted sexual assault of a woman near the Highlands University campus.

A woman was walking from Highlands to her car in the area of Washington and Columbia around 8:30 p.m. last Monday when a man attempted to sexually assault her.

The man pinned her against a car and tried to remove her clothing, but she kicked him and used her pepper spray, said Las Vegas Deputy Chief Christian Montao. The suspect then ran away.

Montao said it’s rare for such an assault to occur in Las Vegas.


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