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'Heightened security' at GGC following sexual assaults, 1 arrested

 Nurin Mohamed Ahmed

Nurin Mohamed Ahmed

LAWRENCEVILLE — While one man has been arrested following an alleged sexual assault on campus, police at Georgia Gwinnett College are asking students to be wary of their surroundings as officials hunt for the suspect in a separate incident.

According to an alert on the institution’s public safety page, an offense was reported between 11:45 p.m. Sunday and 2:45 a.m. Monday in a parking lot southwest of the residence halls complex.

The suspect was described as a light-skinned black man with a muscular build, wearing white shorts.

“The complainant reported that she was returning to her car very late Sunday evening when she was attacked from behind and pushed into her car where the sexual assault took place,” the report states. “The male subject then fled on foot. The identity of the suspect is unknown at this time.”

Jennifer Stephens, director of public relations with the college, said a separate incident was reported Sunday morning, “and in that incident a known suspect was taken into custody at the Gwinnett County Jail.”

Georgia Gwinnett College spokeswoman Sally Ramey said Tuesday afternoon that campus police arrested Nurin Mohamed Ahmed on Monday. While jail records show Ahmed was arrested on disorderly conduct charges, Ramey said that “the sexual assault charge is pending.”

Ramey said that Ahmed was “a guest in the dorm.”

According to jail records, Ahmed was arrested and released Monday on a $439 bond.

Stephens said both incidents were “separate and apparently unrelated.”

She said that the institution issued a public safety advisory Monday following the second event.

Stephens said the two separate incidents were the first sexual assaults reported on campus since the college began in 2006.

“There is heightened security at the college right now,” she said. “The Lawrenceville Police and campus police are on alert and ready to assist.”

Police urge students and those at the college to always be aware of surroundings and travel in groups if possible. Campus police are available to provide escorts from buildings to cars.

Anyone having information about the crime are asked to notify campus police at 678-407-5333. Those who want to remain anonymous may report information at http://www.ggc.edu/student-life/safety-and-wellness/public-safety/crime-prevention-reporting/report-a-crime/index.html.

Comments

dentaldawg83 2 years ago

well...that didn't take long

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kevin 2 years ago

Where were the campus police that we pay for? Out drinking behind some tree? Concealed weapon permits help better than waiting for a cop to show up when you need them.

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jeepintodd 2 years ago

Have you seen the campus cops there?? They cant even get out and direct traffic for five minutes. I hate to know that my life might depend on them if something happened at that campus. Concealed weapons permits would be great other than I have to leave my gun in my truck. When I cross that magic line onto school property, I am no longer responsible enough to carry it.

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dentaldawg83 2 years ago

while talk of armed students sound good, one girl was apparently attacked rom behind and frankly a weapon might have gotten her injured or even killed. Awareness training would go farther in this case and even provide benefits in the future. As far as "where were the cops?" question, you really think after midnight on a Sunday any form of law enforcement would be available, mush less effective? I think not.

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BurritoJones 2 years ago

$439 bond for a sexual assault?

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JCJB 2 years ago

If you read the story, the sexual assault charge is still pending. Pay attention

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Kat 2 years ago

The $439 is for disorderly conduct. He hasn't been charged with the sexual assault yet.

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BurritoJones 2 years ago

My mistake. Still sifting through today's news feed.

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teelee 2 years ago

As much as it costs to go there you would think they would have better security, cameras, lighting and safety plans etc. Adult students should be allowed the option of carrying some defensive weapons. It is like fishing out of a barrel for these predators.

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chasmcjr 2 years ago

i just hope somebody at the jail wiped that smirk off his face while he was there.

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SickandTired 2 years ago

LOL chasmcjr...i thought the same thing! Let's hope.

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