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Forcible Sex Offense-unknown

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Timely Warning
Possible Threat to the Community
“Your Right to Know”
Sep 05, 2015
Date and Time of Incident:
Sep 5th 2015 at 12:20pm — Sep 5th 2015 at 12:30pm
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-unknown
Incident Number:
Reported Offense:
An attempted sexual assault was reported to University Police on September 5, 2015 at 1:00pm. The reported incident occurred on September 5, 2015 between 12:20 pm and 12:30pm in the Larch Parking lot located North of Gwin Road above the residence halls of Penn State Altoona, Logan Township. The victim, a student, reported that an unknown white male, wearing a black hoody, grabbed her as she was exiting her vehicle, choked her and ripped her clothing. The victim struggled with the actor, breaking free, and was able to run away and seek assistance. The victim received several scratches and bruises to her body.
Location Description:
The incident reportedly occurred in the lower Larch parking lot North of Gwin Road, above PSU Altoona Residence Halls.

Appearance of suspect is reported to be:

6'0 to 6'02
170 - 190lbs
Hair Color:
Eye Color:
College age
Additional Description:
Black hoody, dark brown shorts, black sneakers or 'van' type shoes
Perpetrators are responsible for criminal behavior. You can take specific actions to reduce your vulnerability:
  • Report all suspicious persons, vehicles, and activities to your University Police department immediately.
  • Tell someone you trust your destination and planned time of return.
  • 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.
  • Perpetrators are responsible for sexual assaults. Perpetrators take advantage of vulnerability and seek opportunities to commit sexual assaults.

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 814-949-5222 236 E Wopsononack Ave. Altoona, PA.16601