Woman Claims Man Sexually Assaulted Her Just Feet From Athens Police Station

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UPDATED: Thursday August 7, 2014 5:35 PM

A woman says a stranger sexually assaulted her outside a popular Athens bar.

Just feet from the major thoroughfare Court Street in Athens is where police say a 22-year-old woman became the victim of sexual battery. A witness says she was extremely drunk and having sex with a man in a nearby alley.

It was a complete surprise to people who shop and eat in the area.  People in Athens tell 10TV they were shocked that a rape occurred out in the open where students and residents walk by every day.

But one witness, as well as police, say it did happen and officers didn't have to go far to find out. The alley involved is right to next to the Athens Police Department.

A 911 caller described the situation:

Dispatcher: Athens City Police.

Caller: Hi, I was at Redbrick and there are two people outside having sex out back; like literally right outside of the police station.  I’m not sure if she’s conscious or what’s happening.

Dispatcher: OK, I’ll have someone check it out.

Court documents say the woman was extremely impaired and did not recall the events. Athens Police arrested 25-year-old Alvaro Luis Mangual Manfredi. 

His roommate tells 10TV he's a student at Ohio University. She says Alvaro is nice guy who would do anything for anyone.

Even so, people say the allegation should serve as a warning.  "I don't think a woman should have to worry about getting drunk … and that's such a problem right now,” said one passerby.

Police have not said whether the woman involved is also an Ohio University student.  However, a rape crisis group on campus encourages or any victim of this sort of crime to get counseling immediately.

 

College Sexual Assaults

BGSU

2010 -  2 total sexual assaults (on campus)

2011- 12 total sexual assaults (on campus)

2012-  9 total sexual assaults (on campus)

Kent State

2010-  2 total sexual assaults (on and off campus)

2011-  6 total sexual assaults (on and off campus)

2012-   5 total sexual assaults (on and off campus)

Miami University

Total number of assaults (on and off campus) were:

2010- 14

2011- 7

2012- 18

OSU

2010- 6 total sexual assaults (on and off campus)

2011-  34 total sexual assaults (on and off campus)

2012- 26 total sexual assaults (on and off campus)

Ohio University:

2010- 25 total sexual assaults (on and off campus)

2011- 14  total sexual assaults (on and off campus)

2012-  21 total sexual assaults (on and off campus)

Toledo:

Total number of sexual assault cases reported

2010- 3

2011-2

2012-1

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