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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 https://studentaffairs.psu.edu/get-urgent-help for support."

Timely Warning
Possible Threat to the Community
“Your Right to Know”
Aug 23, 2020
Date and Time of Incident:
Aug 22nd 2020 at 03:00am — Aug 22nd 2020 at 03:30am
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
20UP01423
Reported Offense:
A Sexual Assault was reported to University Police on August 23, 2020 at 3:30 am. The reported assault occurred on August 22, 2020 at approximately 3:00 am by a known male in the East Halls Residence complex.
Location Description:
The East Halls complex is located in the north eastern portion of campus, adjacent to Curtin Road and Bigler Road.
Perpetrators are responsible for criminal behavior. You can take specific actions to reduce your vulnerability:
  • Get verbal consent from your partner, and don't assume you know what the other person wants.
  • 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.

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