Timely Warning -- Rape in University Parking Lot B
THIS BULLETIN IS POSTED TO ADVISE YOU OF AN INCIDENT THAT CONCERNS THE SAFETY OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY. PLEASE TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS.
The University Police Department is investigating the report of a rape of a female student in Lot B. The crime occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m. today, January 31, 2017. The suspect and the victim communicated via a social media app with anonymity features. After meeting on campus the suspect drove the victim to Lot B where the rape took place. The suspect then drove her to Craven Circle where he let her go. The victim notified University Police shortly thereafter.
Suspect: White male with a dark tan, 25-30 years of age, ponytail with hair shaved on the sides. Last seen wearing: dark blue t-shirt with red letters and dark gray pants.
Vehicle: four-door, older white Honda.
If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation please contact University Police at (760) 750-4567 or the University’s SAFE hotline at 760-750-SAFE.
If you wish, you may report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers (888) 580-8477.
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, located in Chavez Circle at the intersection of Campus Way and Campus View Drive, (760) 750-4915; office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 4:45 pm. Victims can also contact CSUSM’s Sexual Violence Advocate and Educator, Christa Wencl, at the Student Health and Counseling Center Building or by calling 760-750-4915. 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/.