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Police: Similarities in 3 sex assaults near college campus

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Ottawa County Sheriff's Office

A third sexual assault has been reported near a western Michigan university since the start of classes this academic year.

WZZM-TV reports that Ottawa County sheriff's investigators say the attacks near Grand Valley State University in Allendale may be related.

A student told police she was confronted Thursday night by two men and assaulted by one of them as she walked between buildings at an apartment complex.

Ottawa County sheriff's Capt. Mark Bennett tells the television station that there are similarities in Thursday's reported attack and two others reported in late August.

Bennett says the physical descriptions of the suspect, time of day of the assaults and the locations are all similar.

Grand Valley State University is west of Grand Rapids.

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