Cops question asylum seekers over sexual assault at uni

ASYLUM seekers being temporarily housed at a Sydney university will be among those questioned by police after a female student was sexually assaulted as she slept on campus.

Up to 80 male asylum seekers, believed to be from Sri-Lanka, have reportedly been placed in student dormitories at Macquarie University by the Red Cross.

On Friday morning a 20-year-old woman woke to find an intruder sexually assaulting her at the Marsfield campus.

The suspect, who fled when the woman started screaming, was described as a male aged in his 20s with a thin build, dark skin and dark curly hair.

He was not wearing a shirt.

A Department of Immigration and Citizenship spokeswoman told the Herald a group of "irregular maritime arrivals" on bridging visas were being housed at the university but would not confirm their sex.

The university has refused to link the attack to the asylum seekers.

Police have confirmed the men will be interviewed as part of the investigation.

Topics:  asylum seekers, crime, sexual assault, sydney, univeristy



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