Police Investigate Reported Abduction, Assault of UVA Student

A University of Virginia student has reported to University officials that she was abducted and assaulted on Feb. Full Story
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#44 Feb 18, 2013
Justice4Morgan241 wrote:
NBC29, is there a reason why a description of the suspect has not been released? We would like to request this information be made public, for the safety of the students and citizens of the community.
Probably one of Charlottesville's Protected classes.
Eville Mom

Charlottesville, VA

#45 Feb 18, 2013
There has been a problem at UVA with cars posing as taxis late at night. You would have to lean into the car to see if there is an actual meter running. Students are told that they can use taxis for free at night so they don't drink and drive or run into trouble.
Yes, "irregardless" should not have been used. Poor grammar jumped out when I was writing faster than I was thinking.
Do not take candy either

Arlington, VA

#46 Feb 18, 2013
Did you mean to be an Eville Mom?

:)
Mrs Doubtfire

Charlottesville, VA

#48 Feb 18, 2013
WHY has she only reportedd it on line ?
This VICTEM needs to step up and report it
to the REAL POLICE, until then, its a prank.
Wondering

Charlottesville, VA

#49 Feb 18, 2013
They had to deal with this a few years ago in Athens, GA. The girls were pretty drunk and were at first ashamed to report the abductions.
Wondering

Charlottesville, VA

#50 Feb 18, 2013
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#51 Feb 18, 2013
NEVER be alone at 2:30 am out on the streets.
The victim used bad judgement to brave it alone, and a scum bag took advantage of her naivety.
Need a cab? Call from the building you are in for a cab to pick you up.
frmr

Charlottesville, VA

#52 Feb 18, 2013
SecondYear wrote:
There was a sorority date function that dropped everyone off at Beta Bridge. Stop blaming the victim.
Please explain "sorority date function".
Eville Mom

Charlottesville, VA

#53 Feb 18, 2013
A sorority date function is a social that is either a theme night or cocktail dress.
Wondering

Charlottesville, VA

#54 Feb 18, 2013
I don't know what more the UVa administration can do to warn it's students. They can't babysit these students every hour. This girl, I'm sure, later realized what a risk she took and was embarrassed. Just about everyone around here knows what happened to Morgan Harrington when she walked off alone and hitched a ride with a stranger.
Amy

Charlottesville, VA

#56 Feb 18, 2013
SecondYear wrote:
There was a sorority date function that dropped everyone off at Beta Bridge. Stop blaming the victim.
If "everyone" was dropped off at Beta Bridge, why was this young woman alone? If there were others, they should have been good enough friends or acquaintances to assure that no young female was left alone at 2:30 in the morning. If there were other people around when she got in the car, surely someone can describe the vehicle.

Based on another news outlet's reporting, this young woman has not actually talked to law enforcement. She filed a report online through a system that's not designed to report such crimes. She needs to make a complete police report immediately and should have done so as soon as she could after the incident. After all, isn't that how the dining hall guy was caught so quickly with evidence in his car of his intent to kidnap and harm? By not making an immediate report, someone else could have fallen into the hands of a potential kidnapper. The University Police Department can't do their job with only a small bit of information. Help them out, give them all the information available to catch this guy. Is this an anonymous reporting site where the person making the report can do so without being identified?
hitem

Fork Union, VA

#57 Feb 18, 2013
Just one of those dumb questions, what cab company did she call or get into, why cant they have a suspect arrested allready? I know dumb question right, I mean she called the cab company for a ride did she not?
Do not take candy either

Arlington, VA

#58 Feb 18, 2013
Seems to say she was trying to hail a cab on the street. A car stopped -- dunno if it was posing as a cab, or if the driver just seemed nice and safe - and in she went. Fortunately she had her wits about her enough that she was able to realize that she was in trouble and was able to fight her way out.
Taxis

Charlottesville, VA

#59 Feb 18, 2013
Eville Mom wrote:
There has been a problem at UVA with cars posing as taxis late at night. You would have to lean into the car to see if there is an actual meter running. Students are told that they can use taxis for free at night so they don't drink and drive or run into trouble.
Yes, "irregardless" should not have been used. Poor grammar jumped out when I was writing faster than I was thinking.
Va law actually changed a year or two ago requiring taxis to have a sign on their roof identifying them as taxis. No need to hunt for a meter inside.
hitem

Fork Union, VA

#60 Feb 18, 2013
Hmmmm, so people can pose as cab drivers and make some money on the side?
duannah

Charlottesville, VA

#61 Feb 18, 2013
This person reported this attack online on a website called “Just Report It.” "Just report it" is designed for taking bias reports; racial and ethnic slurs in the UVA community, etc, small, non criminal reports. The types of reports this website takes is explained well on the website where the report is made. That’s why there is little information on this. All they have is the online report which wasn’t even reported to UVA police. Until it is reported to police, little more can be done. If the police had any other details, they would put that out in the community because they emailed students about the incident as soon as information became available.

This attack has been reported on two local sites and UVA emails sent to all the students. The student involved knows by now they need to report it to police. I hope they report it soon.
Jme

Roanoke, VA

#62 Feb 18, 2013
Amy wrote:
<quoted text>If "everyone" was dropped off at Beta Bridge, why was this young woman alone? If there were others, they should have been good enough friends or acquaintances to assure that no young female was left alone at 2:30 in the morning. If there were other people around when she got in the car, surely someone can describe the vehicle.
Based on another news outlet's reporting, this young woman has not actually talked to law enforcement. She filed a report online through a system that's not designed to report such crimes. She needs to make a complete police report immediately and should have done so as soon as she could after the incident. After all, isn't that how the dining hall guy was caught so quickly with evidence in his car of his intent to kidnap and harm? By not making an immediate report, someone else could have fallen into the hands of a potential kidnapper. The University Police Department can't do their job with only a small bit of information. Help them out, give them all the information available to catch this guy. Is this an anonymous reporting site where the person making the report can do so without being identified?
AMEN AMY!
fish 100

Charlottesville, VA

#63 Feb 18, 2013
Do not take candy either wrote:
Don't take candy or rides from strangers. They teach this to little tiny kids. How did she miss this lesson? Glad she got away. Hope they catch the creep. At least we know it's not that Mark Weiner guy in jail awaiting trial for abduction with attempt to defile. He also cruised the streets offering rides to women and then nabbed at least one of them. Worked as manager of the Food Lion. Is this just a common pastime for some guys?
I saw a man standing at pantops takeing money from strangers in cars, I will tell him to stop it!!P.s. I can pick him up and take him to your house and you can tell him, Thanks, Bill
cvillegordo

Collinsville, VA

#65 Feb 19, 2013
Dakota wrote:
TOTALY AWSOME .
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT and never let the Monster WIN .
But if I had information .... CAll who you feel comfortable with your info .
I would contact the VSP .... UVA has got better , these alerets are GREAT .
THEY CANNOT HANDLE these rape-abduction and murders cases ! PERIOD ... its too much .
NO DESCRIPTION LADIES of what the guy looks like... or even if the girl didn't know .
This is loaded with great info for the public to help them ....everything but WHAT/who you may be looking for .
But I do agree the UVA police can help you as they state for the everyday things.
JUST NOT these kind of things.
No description of a guy in a taxi on the loose.
CALL THE VSP, FBI or your preacher... but keep reaching until somebody LISTENS to you .
Call your therapist.
cvillegordo

Collinsville, VA

#66 Feb 19, 2013
Rusty wrote:
<quoted text>
Probably one of Charlottesville's Protected classes.
or maybe just an average white boy; she freaked out when he confessed that he did not actually have any crack.
"I'm sorry I thought you were cold and you seem like a nice person I don't actually have any crack would you like to go for coffee?"
"let me out of this car fool I thought you was a playah!"

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