The new buildings on the City College campus in the East Village. Photo courtesy of City College

Authorities advised San Diego City College students Wednesday to be extra careful about their personal security following a sex assault at the downtown campus.

The victim was walking on the south side of the college grounds, near the 1400 block of C Street, when a man grabbed her, pulled her behind a trash bin and groped her shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday, campus police Sgt. Lou Zizzo said.

The assailant let the student go, but followed her for a short distance, took hold of her again and tried to unzip her pants. He then released her once more, and she fled into the school cafeteria.

The victim, who was not injured, described the attacker as a roughly 5-foot-2-inch, 150-pound Latino who appeared to be in his mid-30s. He was wearing baggy black pants and a blue shirt, and smelled strongly of alcohol, Zizzo said.

City News Service

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