Crime Alert: Wanted for Kidnapping and Rape
Kidnapping – near Grosvenor Street
Rape - Wray House
White male, 6’0” to 6’5”, muscular build, dark hair, dark eyes
On Monday, September 3, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m., a female reported to OUPD that she was the victim of a kidnapping and rape. The victim said that she was walking with acquaintances near Grosvenor Street at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018, when they forced her into a vehicle. The victim was then driven to her residence hall room where she was raped by the male suspect described above.
This case is under investigation by the Ohio University Police Department.
If you believe you may have information pertinent to this investigation, please contact:
-Ohio University Police at (740) 593-1911
-Anonymous tips may be made to Crime Solvers Anonymous at (740) 594-3331
Crime Prevention Tips:
- Survivors of crime are never at fault for their victimization. It is the perpetrators of these crimes who are responsible for their actions that make our campus less safe.
- Sexual contact without consent is a serious crime.
- If you see someone in need, there are ways you can safely intervene, including by being direct when safe and able, creating a distraction, or by delegating to others when help is needed.
- When walking alone, consider walking with your phone in your hand.
- If you feel threatened or uncomfortable in regards to your safety, please call 911.
- Consider planning ahead to utilize the CATS Late Night free shuttle service between 5:30PM-3:00AM M-F, and 10PM-3AM on Saturday. Rides can be scheduled by contacting 740-593-4040 via text or phone.
- If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, resources are available for help. For a list of confidential and non-confidential campus or community resources, please visit:https://www.ohio.edu/equity-civil-rights/Resources.cfm