University Police seek suspects in assault in residence hall

July 04, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- University Police are investigating a sexual assault that occurred in a residence hall in South Halls on the University Park campus sometime between 2:30 and 3 a.m. Wednesday, July 4. Individuals, some of whom were known to the victim, sexually assaulted this student within the residence hall. The suspects are described as college age, African American males. One suspect is described as wearing a red baseball cap, striped tank top and athletic shorts.

Anyone with information about this crime should call University Police at (814) 863-1111 or Centre County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-99-CRIME. People providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000. Anonymous tips also can be submitted to the University Police Silent Witness web site at online.

Residence halls require access with a key card that only residents carry. Residents are reminded to:
-- Always lock your residence hall door.
-- Do not allow unescorted guests into the building.
-- Never walk alone at night; call 814-865-WALK.
-- Stay in well-lit areas and use well-traveled streets and sidewalks.
-- Contact Police IMMEDIATELY if you see suspicious activity/people. For emergencies, call 911. For University Park non-emergency calls, dial 863-1111.

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Last Updated July 04, 2012