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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 www.psu.edu/hotlines for support."

Timely Warning
Possible Threat to the Community
“Your Right to Know”
Apr 11, 2019
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
19UP01368
Reported Offense:
University Police received a third party report of alleged indecent assaults on April 11, 2019, at 8:42 p.m. The reported assaults occurred between January 06, 2018 and April 11, 2019, in the Lasch Building. The Lasch Building is located in the south eastern portion of campus, adjacent to Hastings Road. The third-party complainant indicated a known student allegedly inappropriately touched other students.
Location Description:
The incidents reportedly occurred at the Lasch Building. The Lasch Building is located in the south eastern portion of campus, adjacent to Hastings Road.
Perpetrators are responsible for criminal behavior. You can take specific actions to reduce your vulnerability:
  • 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 (814) 863-1111 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck, University Park, PA 16802