Female Jogger sexually assaulted along Provo River Trail


A female jogger running along the Provo River trail was attacked and sexually assaulted Monday night.

The Provo Police Department reports in a press release the 20-year-old woman was attacked with a steak knife, dragged off the trail and sexually assaulted around 9 p.m.

The suspect is described as a 6′ Caucasian or Hispanic weighing between 180-190 lbs. He wore black shoes, black sweatpants and a black hoodie shrouding his face. He ran away shortly after the attack.

Sgt. Mathew Siufanua released a follow-up news release assuring the Police department is working on reducing such accidents.

“Every day officers conduct patrols on the trail,” Siufanua said in the news release. “We have used bicycles, motorcycles and even Segway borrowed from UVU.”

There has also been an increase in the amount of foot patrols on the trail, Siufanua wrote.

The Police Department requests that anyone with information about the attack contact the department directly.

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