On July 22, a woman who was rowing around Lake Michigan for charity was sexually assaulted.
The attack was just recently disclosed in the media.
The woman, Jenn Gibbons, 27, was sexually attacked around 4:00 a.m. Sunday while her boat was tied to a dock in an remote area along Lake Michigan in Schoolcraft County, Michigan.
Gibbons heard the attacker prior to his entering the boat’s cabin, but she was unable to lock the door fast enough to prevent the assailant’s entry and the subsequent attack.
Police investigators believe that the attacker may have known of Gibbons’ location because her trip’s current location was available on the internet.
For the remainder of the effort Gibbons will be accompanied by another person, and her exact whereabouts won’t be disclosed online.
Michigan State Police describe the attacker as a white man in his 30s, approximately 5’8″-6’00” tall, with an athletic build and light-colored eyes.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the July 25 Chicago Sun-Times article titled “Sex assault won’t stop Chicago woman’s row for charity,” the July 25 Chicago Tribune article titled “Cops: Woman rowing perimeter of Lake Michigan sexually assaulted” and the NY Daily News article of July 25 titled “Long-distance rower sexually assaulted in a remote location by man who likely tracked her online.”