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Sexual Assault

Possible Threat to the Community
"Your Right to Know"
Sunday, April 20, 2014

In compliance with the “Timely Notice” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 the University Police are giving notice of a disturbing act of violence reported to have occurred in Cedar Hall, on the Altoona campus of Penn State University.

REPORTED OFFENSE: Reported Rape/Sexual Assault, constituting a Forcible Sexual Offense, was reported to have occurred in the University’s Cedar Residence Hall between 11:00PM Monday December 9, 2013 and 01:00AM Tuesday December 10, 2013. This incident is reported to have occurred in Cedar Hall located south of Gwin Road.

SUSPECTS: The suspect, a male PSU Altoona student, is a known acquaintance of the victim .

The victim, a female PSU Altoona student reported that sometime between 11:00PM Monday December 9, 2013 and 01:00AM Tuesday December 10, 2013 she was invited to the suspect's room where he sexually assaulted her.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the University community. It is the duty of the institution to warn of possible “dangerous conditions” on or near the campus, and at affiliate organizations off campus; an “affirmative duty” exists to warn persons associated with this University of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties.

Crime Prevention Tip(s):
1. An acquaintance is not a friend, KNOW who you're alone with.
2. If asked to "Hang" with an acquaintance, take a friend.
3. If you feel uneasy about a situation, trust your feelings and extract yourself.
4. Report all crimes to the University Police at 814-949-5222.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact:

Penn State Altoona University Police at 814-949-5222
3000 Ivyside Park Willow Building, Altoona, PA 16601
or anonymously at