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Police Identify Suspect in Indecent Assault Incident and Will File Charges

by on January 28, 2013 3:34 PM

Updated at 3 p.m. Tuesday: 

According to Penn State Live, police have identified a suspect in connection to a reported incident of indecent assault Saturday and charges will be filed. 

Police did not release any information on the individual identified pending charges. 

At 3:34 p.m. Monday: 

Penn State Police received a report that a female Penn State student was grabbed around 1 a.m. Monday on the sidewalk between Shortlidge Road and the east side entrance of the HUB-Robeson Center Parking Deck.

The woman, on whom police are not releasing identifying details, told police the man who grabbed her was white and appeared to be in his mid 20s, approximately 5-foot-8 and 200 pounds. He has a bald or shaved head, police said and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black leather jacket. 

Police said it can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the Penn State community.

Police are asking that anyone who may have information about the incident call the Penn State Police at 814-863-1111, located at 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck. Individuals can leave an anonymous tip online by clicking on 'Silent Witness.'

Information can also be reported to the Centre County Crime Stoppers at 1-877-99CRIME. A cash reward of up to $1,000 could be awarded to the individual who provides information that leads to an arrest.

Meanwhile, the State College Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that occurred in the 100 block of High Street around 1:50 a.m. Monday.

A small white car struck a street sign and retaining wall before leaving the scene. The vehicle should have front-end damage, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact State College Police at 814-234-7150 or to submit an anonymous tip online.

Laura Nichols is a news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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