Georgia Gwinnett College reports 2 sex assaults

Two sexual assaults were reported over the weekend at Georgia Gwinnett College, campus officials said Tuesday.

Police on Monday arrested a man they are calling “a known suspect,” in connection with an attack early Sunday morning, GGC spokeswoman Jennifer Stephens told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Police said the two incidents were unrelated.

The other sexual assault was reported between late Sunday night and early Monday morning and happened to a woman walking to her car in the “B” parking lot, according to a campus alert released Monday.

“The complainant reported that she was returning to her car very late Sunday evening when she was attacked from behind and pushed into her car, where the sexual assault took place,” the alert states. “The male subject then fled on foot.”

The suspect of the second attack remains at large, and the investigation is ongoing, officials said.

These were the first such incidents in the six-year history of the fledgling Lawrenceville college off Ga. 316 on Collins Hill Road, officials said.

“We have had no reports of sexual assaults since the campus opened,” Stephens said. “Then, this weekend, we have two.”

She said security has been beefed up on and around campus with help from Lawrenceville police, and housing staff is on high alert.

“We are encouraging students to be vigilant, travel in groups and observe areas where there is little light,” Stephens said.

The college is attended by more than 9,000 students of whom roughly 700 live on campus, officials said.

Investigators asked that anyone with information on the incident call campus police at 678-407-5333.