Crime Alert 210435

Date of the Crime
Approximate Time of the Crime
Between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m.

James Hall

Suspect Description

White male, college age, 5’6” – 5’8”, brown hair, clean shaven, stocky to muscular build, wearing a black Adidas ball cap, black Nike hoodie, blue jeans, and white tennis shoes


On October 18, 2021 at 7:03 p.m., the Ohio University Police Department received a report from the hospital of a rape that occurred in the early morning hours of October 17, 2021. A female victim reported to a nurse that she met the male described above while Uptown on Saturday night. The male met up with her later at James Hall where he used force to have sexual intercourse with her.

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

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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: