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Investigation open for forcible touching incident

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The campus community was informed of the incident at 10:49 a.m. Oct. 16 via an email from the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (OPS). According to the email, the Ithaca Police Department (IPD) is investigating the burglary with support from the OPS. It was reported that someone broke into the building, stole a television and fell asleep in the building.

A woman reported four male subjects had grabbed her and touched her against her will at approximately 9:45 p.m. April 17 while she was walking on the 100 block of South Meadow Street — less than two miles from Ithaca College’s campus.

According to the Ithaca Voice, the group of men pulled the victim into the parking lot of a closed business. After forcibly touching the victim, the group is reported to have fled the scene on foot.

All of the male subjects were wearing COVID-19 face masks and were estimated to all be in their twenties. The victim reported that there was one Black male and three hispanic males all of whom were wearing dark colored clothing and hooded sweatshirts — one sweatshirt was dark green.

The investigation is ongoing and the Ithaca Police Department (IPD) is requesting any witnesses contact the IPD dispatch at 607-272-3245.

This incident comes after the Cornell University Police Department sent out a crime alert March 30 about an alleged sexual assault that took place at about 1 a.m. March 17 between Ridgewood Road and the 100 Block of Thurston Ave.

According to the IPD, the victim said she was “sexually assaulted by an unknown suspect.”

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