Police receive report of sexual assault

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 Penn State University Police are giving notice of a disturbing act of violence reported to have occurred in a field adjacent to Innovation Park on the University Park campus.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State University Police reported today (Oct. 24) that a sexual assault was reported to have occurred in January near the area of Innovation Park, approximately one mile from central campus.

The victim, a non-student, notified police today that sometime between Jan. 1 and 30, 2013, she was sexually assaulted by a known male.

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 remind those in the University community to: 
-- Not walk alone. 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.

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

Submit tips to Centre County Crimestoppers via email 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.

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Last Updated October 27, 2013