March 23, 2023
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Public Safety reports “forcible touching” incident on campus

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is investigating a report of “forcible touching” reported on campus around 11:50 p.m. April 16 near the tennis courts and parking lot S, according to the Public Safety Alert sent to the campus community.

According to the alert, a female victim reported that the suspect “touched her buttocks and groin with his hand,” as she was walking in the parking lot.

The suspect is described as being a white male in his late teens or early twenties, at approximately 5′ 10″, wearing a red plaid button-down shirt and a red hat and carrying a black backpack.

The alert urged anyone with information about the incident to contact Public Safety or to leave an anonymous message on their hotline at 607-274-3333.

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