Police Searching for Indecent Assault Suspect
State College Police are currently searching for a male suspect responsible for an indecent assault that occurred early Friday morning on the 500 block of Clover Alley between East Fairmount Avenue and East Prospect Avenue, according to a press release.
According to the police, a female Penn State student was walking home along Foster Avenue by herself around 1 a.m. when a male student began following her. As she continued to walk, the male suspect quickly approached her and attempted to start a conversation. The female ignored the suspect and tried to get away, at which point the male violently shoved her to the ground.
She sustained leg injuries during the assault and the suspect exposed his penis to the victim. He then attempted to indecently touch the victim under her clothing and threatened her with harm if she did not have sex with him.
The female student was able to kick the suspect and flee the area. She found another female who was walking along the same street and fortunately, the two were able to find safety as the suspect fled the scene.
Police said the suspect is a white male, mid 20s, approximately 5’9” with a medium body build, and a brown crew cut.
The victim described the male as “having a larger than average nose and a small chin.” He was wearing a gray t-shirt with dark lettering and a pair of dark blue Nike shorts.
They are seeking any information related to the incident and ask those who will be out this weekend to avoid traveling alone in isolated areas. If you have information regarding this incident, State College Police can be contacted at (814) 234-7150 or you may submit an anonymous tip online.
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