CSUSM Crime Alert - Battery on Females
The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) police department has issued the following crime alert, advising of an incident that concerns the safety of the University community and advises students, faculty, staff and community members to take all necessary precautions:
Emeka Charles Ofoedu, a non-student, has been contacted on the Cal State San Marcos and Palomar Community College Campuses for inappropriate sexual advances that include the touching of females. Specifically, Ofoedu’s focus has been to caress, massage, or to place victim’s foot or toes in/on his mouth without the victim’s consent. Ofoedu has been arrested; however he has indicated that he will return to campus.
If you observe Ofeodu on campus or have been the victim of any similar behavior by Ofeodu, please contact the University Police at (760) 750-4567or the university's SAFE hotline at (760) 750-SAFE.
CONFIDENTIAL SUPPORT: Victims of any form of sexual harassment or assault are strongly encouraged to seek confidential support at CSUSM’s Student Health and Counseling Center, 120 Craven Road Suite 100, (760) 750-4915; office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:45 pm. Off campus, The Center for Community Solutions offers a 24-Hour toll free County-wide crisis line for crisis intervention and information referrals related to sexual assault in San Diego at 1-888-385-4657 (FREE). More information is available at http://www.ccssd.org/. Reporting to a confidential counselor or sexual assault advocate WILL NOT RESULT IN A REPORT TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OR THE UNIVERSITY. These counseling professionals are required by law to keep your identity and information confidential.
REPORTING TO THE UNIVERSITY: We also encourage victims and witnesses to report sexual misconduct to the university’s Title IX Coordinator, who can help provide resources, support and remedies, as well as determine whether the university needs to take further action to make victims, witnesses, and the rest of the campus community safe, as well as take steps to prevent a reoccurrence and eliminate sexual misconduct. Please contact Dr. Bridget Blanshan, CSUSM Title IX Coordinator: (760) 750-4056 or http://www.csusm.edu/title9/. Information about Victim Rights and Options can also be found on the university’s Title IX website: http://www.csusm.edu/title9/.