Separate incidents of rape, aggravated assault reported at Stanford University

Public-safety officials urge anyone with information about crimes to call university

In separate incidents, three women reported serious allegations of sexual violence — aggravated assault, sexual battery and rape — that took place on the Stanford University campus last and this week.

The university sent out campus crime alerts about the reports, as required by federal law.

In the first two incidents, the women know the men involved but did not identify them or provide physical descriptions.

One incident reportedly took place in the late evening of Nov. 1 or early morning of Nov. 2 at Lagunita Court, an undergraduate dorm.

A campus security staff member reported to the Department of Public Safety on Nov. 3 that a man had sexual intercourse with a woman without her consent and "against her expressed request that he stop," the alert states. The woman said she had consumed alcohol earlier in the evening and then had one drink at the man's dorm.

"It was reported that she believed the drink she consumed at the suspect's dormitory rendered her incapable of giving consent to sexual activity," the alert states.

In another incident, a man reportedly choked a woman inside a student residence on the 600-630 block of Escondido Road on Oct. 31 or Nov. 1. A campus security authority reported it to the Department of Public Safety on Nov. 2. This person also "described behavior that indicated the male was endeavoring to engage in sexual activity with the woman and may have committed sexual battery," the crime alert states.

A campus security authority reported to public-safety officials on Wednesday that a woman reported that she

consumed alcohol at one location on campus (and possibly a second location) on the evening of Nov. 2 and believed one of the drinks may have contained a drug that "caused her to lose her ability to recall events of the evening," the alert states. A friend took her safely back to her residence, according to Stanford.

The alert categorizes her report as a possible aggravated assault/drugging; aggravated assault includes the act of knowingly providing a harmful substance for someone to consume without that person's knowledge or consent.

The university urges anyone with information about these crimes to call the Department of Public Safety at 650-329-2413, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Updates, when available, will be posted at

Campus resources for students who have experienced sexual and/or relationship violence are available at Confidential counselors are available 25/7 at 650-725-9955.


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13 people like this
Posted by student
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 6, 2019 at 3:40 pm

Are the perps students or outsiders?

2 people like this
Posted by Adam P
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 7, 2019 at 8:48 am

Soooooooooooooo no arrests made yet.???? smh smh . Maybe try going back to the perps dorm room and start their. Sounds like this man should be questioned about this.

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Posted by Family Friendly
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 7, 2019 at 9:42 am

"In the first two incidents, the women know the men involved but did not identify them or provide physical descriptions."


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Posted by Erp
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 7, 2019 at 6:04 pm

The person reporting it is likely a mandated reporter such as an RA and not the victim and knows no more than what they reported. They might not even know the victim's name if they heard it from a third party student who chose not to tell them.

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Posted by Crimes against the privileged get more attention
a resident of another community
on Nov 7, 2019 at 6:11 pm

Meanwhile no charges in Motel8 case due to insufficient evidence. Seems Law enforcement (and society in general) cares more about crimes against the privileged. If the Motel8 incident had been at the Four Seasons you can bet law enforcement would have been all over it. Web Link

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Posted by Charles Walters
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 7, 2019 at 6:12 pm

Stanford is a bad school

2 people like this
Posted by ABC
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Nov 8, 2019 at 9:37 pm

Wow! So scary at a school like Stanford. Especially the drugs involved!

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Posted by Stanford Alumni
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 9, 2019 at 10:04 am

I am no sociologist but why is all of this bad stuff so prevalent at Stanford (and other colleges) nowadays?

During the early 1960s, we went to classes & our primary 'consciousness raising' was via listening to folk music.

Are the Generation Z-aged college students that whacked-out these days?

Even the later 1960-era college students were more focused on academics & topical subject matter.

Time for some Gen-Zers to ditch those inane smartphones and start seeing the real world...and to develop further maturity towards the opposite sex, alcohol and other matters.

The Gen Z generation should be renamed the Immature Generation...and you thought Millennials (now late 20s-early 30s) were clueless!

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Posted by Nick
a resident of another community
on Nov 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm

Date rape on college campuses (everywhere) have always been a problem. The only difference - years ago it was swept under the rug. Stranger rape isn't preventable, but date rape is. If both men and women would learn how to interact with each other. And if you can't, don't party. That being said, this is 100% on the rapist.

My wife used to drink water with a twist of lime at parties in college. A twist of lime will make it look like you "already have a drink." A twist of lemon looks like water. She's a very wise lady.

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