Man accused of pulling down female student’s clothes on Kent State campus

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KENT, Ohio-- A safety notification was sent to the Kent Campus on Tuesday following an alleged assault involving one of the university's students.

At around 10 a.m Tuesday, a female student was walking on the west side of the fitness track near DeWeese Health Center, when a man walked up to her and "pulled her lower garments down," Kent State said.

The student fell during the incident, suffering minor scrapes and abrasions.

The man ran off.

Tuesday afternoon, Kent State University police  made an arrest in the alleged sexual assault.

University officials said Christopher Eugene Clark, 21, of Newton Falls, is charged with gross sexual imposition, assault, and obstruction of official business.

Christopher E. Clark

According to the university, Clark is not a student.  

He was taken into custody on campus property near East Summit Street and Loop Road and is currently being held in the Portage Jail. 

The university said "the safety of our students and community members is our top priority. "

There are extra patrols in the area.

If you have any additional information about what happened, you're asked to please contact Kent State University Police at 330-672-3070.

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