You are here

Forcible Sex Offense-known

"This warning addresses a report of sexual misconduct. Resources are available on and off campus to provide assistance. Visit https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/get-urgent-help for support."

Timely Warning
Possible Threat to the Community
“Your Right to Know”
Mar 05, 2020
Date and Time of Incident:
Jan 13th 2020 — Mar 5th 2020
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
20UP00760
Reported Offense:
An Indecent Assault was reported to University Police on March 5, 2020 at approximately 7:56 a.m. The victim reported being indecently assaulted by a known person sometime during the current Spring 2020 semester, in South Halls. The South Halls complex is located in the southern portion of campus, between McKean Road and East College Ave.
Location Description:
The South Halls complex is located in the southern portion of campus, between McKean Road and East College Ave.
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