A woman was assaulted early this morning on the Charles River Esplanade and then thrown into the river by her attacker.

Boston University Police and State Police responded to a call at 2:52 a.m. by a man who said he found a woman in the area of Massachusetts Avenue who said she had been sexually assaulted.

The woman had left the scene when the officers arrived, but the man still had her purse so she was able to be identified and tracked down at her home address.

The 20-year-old student denied medical treatment and would not provide a description of her attacker.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are leaving open possibilities of this attack being related to four other sexual assaults that are all related to one another, although relations have not yet been determined.

Victims described the assailant in these assaults as a clean-shaven African American male in his mid-20s to mid-30s about 5’8″ to 5’10”.

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Brittney McNamara is a Blast Junior Editor

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