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UC Irvine on alert following rape near campus

July 17, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
An alert has been issued at University of California, Irvine, after a woman was attacked in her apartment near campus. Police said the intruder entered her apartment on the 100 block of Amherst Aisle in Irvine on July 8.

The complex is less than a mile from the campus and is known for housing students, police said.

The 24-year-old victim said the suspect walked through the front door, which was unlocked, and ordered her to have sex with him to avoid harm.

The suspect is described as white, 6-feet tall and possibly blue eyed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Irvine police at (949) 724-7194.