Woman Raped and Beaten on UCSC Campus Sunday Afternoon

The 21-year-old woman was assaulted on Lime Kiln Path near the Upper Quarry

Bay City News

A 21-year-old woman walking in a secluded part of the University
of California, Santa Cruz campus shortly after noon Sunday was raped and beaten, a university spokesman said today.

The woman was alone on a path in a wooded area between the Upper Quarry Amphitheater and the Classroom Unit building at about 12:25 p.m. when a man attacked her, campus spokesman Jim Burns said.

The stranger battered and raped her and then ran south toward
Steinhart Way between Quarry Plaza and McHenry Library, Burns said.

"What's unusual about this is it occurred in the daylight and in
this case the victim did not know the assailant," Burns said.

The area of the attack, in the core of the campus, was "in a
somewhat remote area" that is mostly undeveloped, Burns said.

The woman, who was visiting the campus, was even more vulnerable as fewer people were around for the President's Day holiday, Burns said.

"It can happen on a three-day weekend when students have gone
home for the weekend," Burns said. "You don't have the regular foot traffic of people coming and going to a classroom unit that was not open yesterday."

The woman told the UC Santa Cruz Police Department that the
suspect was white, 30 to 40 years old, about 5 feet 10 to 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds, Burns said.

The suspect had a round face, black medium-length hair, green
eyes, a moustache and goatee and a tattoo on his shoulder-bicep area. He spoke with a deep growl-sounding voice and smelled of cigarettes, Burns said.

He wore a dark blue T-shirt, dark blue jeans, a black belt with a
silver buckle and had Oakley-style sunglasses on top of his head, Burns said.

The campus Police Department is handling the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to notify campus police at (831) 459-2231 or leave an anonymous report at (831) 459-3847.   

L.J. CoffeeHead March 31, 2013 at 12:31 AM
Olde Tyme, I just want to make sure I understand you completely here - you think a man who beats a woman during sex sex is sane? Am I understanding you here?
Brad Kava March 31, 2013 at 12:33 AM
According to the DA, he beat her before sex, then had sex, then she asked him to beat her again. My only guess is she wanted sympathy or attention from someone?
Olde Tyme March 31, 2013 at 12:36 AM
You've obviously run out of ideas on the original topic here so I won't entertain your attempt to derail this discussion. But thanks for the laughs, Lynn! All the best, Olde Tyme
L.J. CoffeeHead March 31, 2013 at 01:11 AM
And you are making an interesting an interesting choice, too, my friend. I may have 'derailed' a conversation, but you have done a superb job of shining a spotlight on the illness that is prevalent in this patriarchal culture. Your blaming me here is your own attempt to duck out of a position that you can no longer defend. I see you. I wish you well.
Olde Tyme March 31, 2013 at 01:13 AM
Clamor away, Lynn. Clamor away. Kisses, OT


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