Student reports on-campus sexual assault Friday, investigation continues

mmorgan@centredaily.comJuly 21, 2013 

— A Penn State student reported that he or she was sexually assaulted on campus by a known person at some point between midnight and 3 a.m. Friday, university police said.

No arrests have been made, and it can be assumed that there is still a danger to members of the university and guests, according to a Penn State news release.

The incident occurred in the Pollock Halls dorms, and police were not able to provide the gender of either party.

Police advise students and visitors to avoid walking alone and report suspicious behavior. Anyone who feels unsafe should get out of that situation and call for help. A free security escort service is available by calling 865-WALK.

Anyone with information can report it to police by calling 863-1111, police said. Tips can also be anonymously submitted online at police.psu.edu by clicking “Silent Witness.”

Tips can also be submitted to Centre County CrimeStoppers by email at tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org. If the information leads to an arrest, informants may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

The matter is still under investigation.

Matt Morgan can be reached at 235-3928. Follow him on Twitter @MetroMattMorgan.

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