One day after a female reported to law enforcement that she was sexually assaulted earlier this month, Penn State Police announced it identified a man in connection with a separate sexual assault that was reported over the weekend near the HUB-Robeson Center, Penn State Police said.
Penn State Police said Tuesday that it has identified a male individual who grabbed the buttocks of a female student at about 1 a.m. Saturday on the sidewalk located between Shortlidge Road and the east side entrance to the HUB Parking Deck.
Criminal charges against the male individual will be filed, Penn State Police said.
In a separate incident, the State College Police Department received a report at about 4:45 p.m. Monday that a female was sexually assaulted by a known male earlier this month, police said. Police said the investigation is ongoing and could not offer further details.
If students feel they are in an unsafe environment on campus, they are urged to get to a safe place immediately and report any suspicious activity to Penn State Police, Penn State Spokeswoman Jill Shockey said Monday. Students can call 911 for emergencies and Penn State Police at (814) 863-1111 for non-emergencies, Shockey said.
Students can also call (814) 865-WALK (814-865-9225) for an escort, Shockey said.
Students can view a campus night map on the Penn State Police Department’s website to find out the locations of well-lit areas on campus and where the emergency blue phones — which have a direct line to police — are located, Shockey said.