Forcible Sex Offense-known

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

Timely Warning
Possible Threat to the Community
“Your Right to Know”
Oct 13, 2015
Date and Time of Incident:
Oct 8th 2015 at 08:00pm
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
20151013M2115
Reported Offense:
A Sexual Assault was reported to PA State Police on October 8, 2015. The reported assault occurred at approximately 8 PM at the entrance to Wintergreen Gorge in the parking area located on Cooper Rd. The victim, a student, reported that the assault occurred in a vehicle. The male is known to the victim.
Location Description:
The incident reportedly occurred at the entrance to Wintergreen Gorge in the parking area on Cooper Road.
Safety tips:
  • Get verbal consent from your partner, and don't assume you know what the other person wants.
  • 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.
  • Listen to your partner. If you are getting unclear messages, stop.
  • 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 814-898-6101 4651 College Drive Erie, Pennsylvania 16563-1100