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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”
Oct 16, 2021
Date and Time of Incident:
Oct 15th 2021 at 06:00am — Oct 16th 2021 at 03:50am
Type of Report:
Forcible Sex Offense-known
Incident Number:
21UP02478
Reported Offense:
A Sexual Assault was reported to University Police on October 16, 2021, at approximately 3:55 a.m. The reported assault occurred between October 15, 2021, at 6 a.m. and October 16, 2021, at 3:50 a.m., in the East Halls complex. The East Halls complex is in the northeastern portion of campus, adjacent to Curtin Road and Bigler Road. The victim, a student, reported being fondled by a person known to them.
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.
  • 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.

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