Police report sexual assault on campus

September 21, 2013

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police are giving notice of an act of violence reported to have occurred in the East Halls Residence Complex, on the University Park campus of Penn State. 

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A rape/sexual assault, constituting a forcible sexual offense, was reported to have occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 21, in the University’s East Halls Residence Complex.

The victim, a student, reported a sexual assault by a known male student.

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. 

Police advise members of the University community:
-- Do not walk alone. Please call 814-865-WALK for a free security escort
-- Report suspicious behavior to University Police immediately
-- If you feel you are in an unsafe environment, get to a safe place immediately and call for help

Anyone with information that might be helpful in this investigation, should contact Penn State University Police at 814-863-1111, 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck or anonymously at http://www.police.psu.edu by clicking on “Silent Witness.”

Submit tips to Centre County Crimestoppers via email to 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.

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Last Updated September 21, 2013