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 15, 2016
Date and Time of Incident:
Oct 7th 2016 — Oct 9th 2016
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
20161013M0786
Reported Offense:
A Sexual Assault was reported to University Police anonymously via "Report a Crime" online report on October 13, 2016. The reported assault may have occurred sometime between October 7 and October 9, 2016, unknown times, at an unnamed PSU Hazleton Campus Residence Hall dorm room. The report was that the victim, a female, was "touched" while she was sleeping by a known male.
Location Description:
Incident reportedly was to have occurred in one of the Residence Halls on the Hazleton campus. Report was not specific as to which of the 3 it occurred in.

Appearance of suspect is reported to be:

Race:
Unknown
Sex:
Male
Height:
Unknown
Weight:
Unknown
Hair Color:
Unknown
Eye Color:
Unknown
Age:
Unknown
Safety tips:
  • 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.

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