University Police investigating a reported sexual assault

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- University Police are investigating an indecent assault constituting a forcible sexual assault, reported to have occurred around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, on the sidewalk located between Shortlidge Road and the east side entrance to the HUB Parking Deck. The victim, a student, said a male grabbed her person without consent. The suspect is unknown her and is described as a white male in his mid-20's, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, 200 pounds, with a shaved/bald head and blue eyes.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Penn State University Police at 814-863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-99-CRIME. Callers may remain anonymous or may visit the Penn State University Police Silent Witness website at Those providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 from Centre County Crime Stoppers.

University Police would also 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 non-emergency calls, dial 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 29, 2013