Sex Offense Reported At BJC During THON

An indecent assault/fondling was reported to university police at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2018. The reported assault occurred at approximately 12:20 p.m. Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center, according to a timely warning sent to students around 4:20 p.m.

The warning reached the Penn State community shortly after THON revealed its 2018 fundraising total, but the alleged assault occurred during the final four hours of the event, specifically when former Dancer Relations captains were shuffling on and off of the stage to perform the past five years’ line dances.

“The victim, a student, reported an unknown male inappropriately touched her without consent,” the timely warning says.

“We were notified of a reported incident by the police,” THON 2018 Executive Director Andrew Smith said after THON. “They asked for our assistance with trying to identify…the person that committed the assault. We did our best to provide as much information as we could given the description we have of the individual. We handed it off to the police, and personally I haven’t heard any updates since.”

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