Akron police arrest man suspected of raping college student

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Akron detectives have arrested the man accused of raping a 19-year-old college student.

23-year-old Graig A. Burrier is accused of sexually assaulting the woman on July 6th in the stairwell of an apartment building on East Exchange Street.

Burrier was arrested after receiving several tips and the assistance of the University of Akron Police Department.

The victim reported that she walked into her apartment building with Burrier and went to the bottom of the stairwell. Burrier then restrained the victim, by holding his hand over her mouth, while he sexually assaulted her. Burrier then left the building.

Graig Burrier was charged with Rape and booked into the Summit County Jail.

Detectives believe there are other similar incidents involving Graig Burrier in the area. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Akron Police Department, Detective Bureau at (330) 375-2490.

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