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Penn State Student Reports Rape in East Halls

by on September 21, 2013 11:50 AM

University police say a Penn State student was raped in the East Halls housing complex early Saturday morning. The exact location of the attack has not been made public.

The suspect is identified only as a college-aged man who is known to the victim. It's unclear whether the suspect has been charged.

Police issued a notice about the rape in compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act which requires authorities to report "a disturbing act of violence."

Police are using the attack to emphasize the need for people to take the following precautions:

  • Do not walk alone. Please call 814-865-WALK, for a free security escort
  • Report suspicious behavior to University Police immediately
  • If you feel you are in an unsafe environment, get to a safe place immediately and call for help

Anyone who has information about the rape is asked to call Penn State University Police at (814) 863-1111. Click HERE to report information anonymously. Once you're connected to this link you should click on "Silent Witness."

You may also submit tips to Centre County Crimestoppers by clicking HERE. If you give information that leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 from Centre County CrimeStoppers.

Steve Bauer is Managing Editor & Chief Content Officer at Steve and his wife Trina are longtime area residents. They reside in State College along with a wacky Golden Retriever named Izzy. You can e-mail Steve at and you can follow him on Twitter @SteveBauerSCcom
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