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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”
Dec 09, 2015
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
Reported Offense:
On December 8, 2015 at 2030 hours a female resident student reports that she was indecently assaulted by a known male in Maple Hall on November 30, 2015. The same reporting person reports she has become aware of incidents in which the same male similarly assaulted a 2nd female resident student on the Altoona Campus on or about November 14, 2015 and similarly assaulted a 3rd female resident student some time in early September 2015 at the suspects Campus View Drive apartment. In each case the actor physically grabbed the victim's by the shoulders (physical menace) and verbally attempted to coerce them into having sex. He then touched the victims breast outside their clothing.
Location Description:
Penn State Altoona residence halls are located along Gwin Road and on the north side of the Penn State Altoona Campus.
Additional Information:
The actor seems to assault women known to him and while in private situations. Intimidation and coercion are his tools.

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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.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call for help.
  • 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