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Crime Alert 210427

Sexual Battery
Date of the Crime
Approximate Time of the Crime
Between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m.
Location

Mackinnon Hall

Suspect Description

White male, college age, brown hair, 5’8” - 5’10”, average to muscular build, wearing a black Nike ball cap, navy blue Calvin Klein t-shirt, and black shorts

Narrative

On October 17, 2021 at 11:05 a.m., a female student reported to the Ohio University Police Department that early the previous morning (Saturday, October 16) the male described above walked her home from Uptown. The suspect accompanied the woman to her room, where she reports sexual intercourse occurred while she was unable to consent.  

This case is being investigated by the Ohio University Police Department.

Case Number
210427
Status
Active
Date Posted

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, with or without additional physical injury, 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 downloading and utilizing the Bobcat Safe app to provide a virtual escort while traveling home.
  • 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