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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”
Feb 16, 2021
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
21UP00180
Reported Offense:
A Sexual Assault was reported to University Police on February 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. The reported assault occurred on February 5, 2021 between 12:00 a.m and 3:00 a.m, in the South Residence Halls complex. The South Residence Halls complex is located in the southeastern portion of campus, adjacent to Shortlidge Road and McKean Road. The victim, a student, reported a known male had removed the victim's clothes, and forced the victim to commit sexual acts while inside a dorm room.
Location Description:
The incident reportedly occurred in a residence hall room located in the South Residence Halls complex. The South Residence Halls complex is located in the southeastern portion of campus, adjacent to Shortlidge Road and McKean Road.
Perpetrators are responsible for criminal behavior. You can take specific actions to reduce your vulnerability:
  • Don’t feel obligated to do anything you don’t want to. “I don’t want to” is always a good enough reason.
  • 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