Woman reports man groped her at Lexington Arboretum

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A woman reported to University of Kentucky police Thursday that a man sexually abused her Wednesday night at the Arboretum.

The woman was running on the Arboretum’s paved track when a man ran past her. After other runners had passed, he slowed down, allowing her to pass him, according to UK police. Once she passed, the man slapped and groped her backside and ran back to the parking lot.

The suspect is being described as a short white man, about 20 years old with light colored hair. He was wearing a white shirt and bright shorts, according to police.

The victim was not a UK student, according to police.

Police are encouraging anyone with information about what happened to call them at 859-257-8573.