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Forcible Sex Offense-known

"This warning addresses a report of sexual misconduct. Resources are available on and off campus to provide assistance. Visit for support."

Timely Warning
Possible Threat to the Community
“Your Right to Know”
Nov 07, 2017
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Reported Offense:
A Sexual Assault was reported to University Police on November 7, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The reported assault allegedly occurred between October 27, 2017 and October 29, 2017 in the Lions Gate Residence Hall. The victim, a student, reported the known male had sexually assaulted her.
Location Description:
The incident reportedly occurred in the Lions Gate Residence Hall.
Perpetrators are responsible for criminal behavior. You can take specific actions to reduce your vulnerability:
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • Get verbal consent from your partner, and don't assume you know what the other person wants.
  • Listen to your partner. If you are getting unclear messages, stop.
  • Perpetrators are responsible for sexual assaults. Perpetrators take advantage of vulnerability and seek opportunities to commit sexual assaults.
  • Sexual Assault is a second degree felony in the state of PA. Sentencing can include up to 10 years in prison, fines, and psychiatric treatment.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call for help.

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 administration 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 the University of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties.

Penn State University Police at (215) 881-7575 1600 Woodland Rd, Abington, PA 19001-3918