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Sexual battery reported on Stanford campus

Man allegedly gropes young woman through her clothing

Stanford University's Department of Public Safety is looking for a man who allegedly sexually battered a young woman in a campus restroom on Saturday, Jan. 16.

At about 10 p.m. that night, deputies with the department received a report that a sexual battery had taken place in a women's restroom near Stanford Memorial Church about two hours earlier, according to Public Information Officer Bill Larson.

The person who reported the incident to the police was not the victim nor a witness to the incident, but said that a young woman had been preparing to exit the restroom when a man who was unknown to her approached her and groped her buttocks through her clothing, Larson said. Two other women entered the bathroom as this was taking place and the man fled, according to Larson.

The victim, who Larson said did not want to provide a statement to police, was not physically injured.

The man was described as a white man who appeared to be in his early 20s, is about 6 feet tall and has a full beard, according to public safety officials. He was wearing a red Stanford hooded sweatshirt, black Stanford sweatpants and white shoes, public safety officials said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the university's Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.

— Bay City News Service/Palo Alto Weekly

Comments

43 people like this
Posted by Sketchy
a resident of Stanford
on Jan 18, 2016 at 2:32 pm

A white man in his 20s wearing a Stanford sweatshirt should be easy to find on campus. That's a relief.

I'm not sure whether it makes sense to waste time looking. He's charged with sexual battery, but on Stanford campus that is known as "misconduct." Web Link

Why even bother to look for him? So you can warn him not to do it again or he will be in real trouble next time mister?


10 people like this
Posted by Citizen
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 18, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Hmmmm, maybe it's time to put security cameras near the restroom entrances, both male/female and the Quad.
So, where was the "roving Campus Police" ?


15 people like this
Posted by Not funny
a resident of Southgate
on Jan 19, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Not funny. If you are a woman, constantly having to be anxious about these kinds of attacks, none of this is funny. They should find him. Charge him and make him pay something. Period. It's called deterrence. Also, it suggests that the culture has a whisper of a chance of changing to protect women. Not funny.


7 people like this
Posted by AllYouCanEat
a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 21, 2016 at 9:09 am

If the victim won't prosecute then what's the use of looking for the attacker?


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