Female Student Sexually Assaulted Near CSUN Campus

One female student was sexually assaulted near the Cal State University Northridge campus late Saturday night, according to CSUN Police Services.

"To have it so close to home is very shocking, disturbing," Todd Taylor, a Northridge resident who lives near the scene of the crime, said.

The woman was walking home from a large event on campus when someone grabbed her from behind and sexually assaulted her in an alley off Vicennes and Prairie streets about 9 p.m., officials said.

Taylor said the area where the student was attacked was very busy.

"It's real brazen," Taylor said. "The alley is only 15 yards away from Reseda Boulevard."

The woman was transported to a local hospital but did not suffer serious injuries.

Thousands of students were on campus for the event called "Big Show," a concert that's been held 14 years with rapper Tyga scheduled to perform, according to the event's site

Los Angeles police said the woman tried to enter the music event but was turned down because it was full.

Eileen Noriega, a current CSUN student, said the alley where the other student was attacked is not very well-lit.

"Everybody knows not to walk through these alleys because it's kind of sketchy," Noriega said. "Even during the day it's sketchy but at least there's people around."

The attack comes weeks after CSUN issued an alert about a sex assault in an on-campus dorm.

CSUN campus police said the crimes are not linked. 

The suspect was only described as a male Hispanic with a mustache, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire station. 

Earlier police said two women were attacked, but later said that only one woman attacked. 

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