Penn State Police: Suspect to be charged in sexual assault

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State University Police reported today (Jan. 29) that a suspect has been identified in a sexual assault reported over the weekend and that criminal charges will be filed. 

Police reported an indecent assault, constituting a forcible sexual assault, that occurred around 1 a.m. Jan. 26, on the sidewalk located between Shortlidge Road and the east side entrance to the HUB Parking Deck on the University Park campus. The victim, a Penn State student, said a male grabbed her without consent. 

University Police also would like to remind the community to:
-- Never walk alone at night; call 814-865-WALK (814-865-9225) for an escort.
-- Immediately report suspicious activity to University Police. For emergencies, call 911. For University Park nonemergency calls, dial 814-863-1111.
-- If you feel you are in an unsafe environment, get to a safe place immediately and call for help.

This bulletin has been posted in compliance with the Timely Notice Provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

Last Updated January 30, 2013