An 18-year-old Portland High School student told police that she was assaulted about 10:30 a.m. Friday on Oxford Street, near the Chestnut Street intersection.

The teenager reported that she was reaching into her car when she was groped by a man who appeared to be about 20. She said she immediately yelled, getting the attention of a student nearby and causing the man to flee.

He was last seen running on Chestnut Street toward Cumberland Avenue. He is described as about 6 feet tall with short blond hair, clean shaven, and wearing a light gray shirt and dark blue sweat pants with a University of Maine logo.

The victim reported the incident to school staff and police. Police have set up additional patrols and are collecting surveillance video from area businesses.

Anyone with information about the incident can call Portland police at 874-8575.

The Portland Police Department regularly offers self-defense training for women, Rape Aggression Defense. For more information, call 874-8643 or email [email protected]

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.