Police investigate report of attempted sexual assault

This notification is in compliance with the “Timely Warning” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State University Police are investigating an attempted sexual assault, reported to have occurred between 11:41 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, and 1:02 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, somewhere near Beaver Stadium and Medlar Field, near the intersection of Curtin and Porter roads.

(See University Police's timely warning announcement here).

The suspect is described as a white male, 19 to 20 years of age, with a slender build and taller in height. His hair color is unknown. The suspect was wearing a dark striped shirt with a breast pocket on the right side.

The victim, a visitor, reported that sometime between the times listed above, she was approached by an unknown male who asked if she was all right. She next recalled the suspect attempting to remove her clothing. She awoke unclothed and ran toward downtown State College. The victim does not recall what happened and the male was gone when she woke up.    

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the University community. It is the duty of the institution to warn of possible “dangerous conditions” on or near the campus, and at affiliate organizations off campus; an “affirmative duty” exists to warn persons associated with this University of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties.

Please remember: use the buddy system when walking late at night, walk in well lighted areas and avoid traveling alone at night. Walk with a friend or use the Safe Walk Service at 814-865-WALK (9255). 

Anyone with information that might be helpful in this investigation can contact:

Penn State University Police at 814-863-1111; 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck, University Park, PA 16802; or anonymously at http://www.police.psu.edu by clicking on “Report A Crime.”

Submit tips to Centre County Crimestoppers at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org. Those providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward of as much as $1,000 from Centre County CrimeStoppers.

Last Updated September 02, 2014