College of the Canyons released an e-mail on Thursday detailing two separate incidents of attempted kidnapping and sexual assault towards two separate students late Wednesday afternoon.
According to the e-mail from the Vice President of Communications for the school, a female student was walking towards CalArts along Rockwell Canyon Road at around 4:15 pm when she was approached by a blue Nissan Altima with tinted windows. as soon as this happened, a separate man held on to her to force her into the car. The female student then kneed the man twice in the groin, followed by the man entering the car and speeding away on Rockwell Canyon Rd.
The suspect is described as an African-American male between ages 25 through 28, and was wearing a red t-shirt, a black sweater, jeans, and a black backpack as he drove away.
About four hours later, a different student was walking towards the upper parking lot from Aliso Hall when confronted by a man asking about College of the Canyons. He later asked if she was interested in taking pornographic pictures and followed her to her car. The man refused to take no for an answer and grabbed her buttocks before fleeing.
This man has been described as an Asian/Caucasian-mixed individual in his early twenties. The suspect was identified as having short black hair, an athletic build, and wearing a tan hoodie with blue jeans.
Any information on either cases should be directed to the Campus Safety Office at (661) 362-3229.
Cougar News will continually update this story as more information is released.
Student sexually assaulted, another almost kidnapped Wednesday.