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Police Receive Report of Alleged Indecent Assaults at Penn State's Lasch Football Building

by on April 12, 2019 9:29 AM

Updated with comment from Sandy Barbour

Penn State police received a third-party report on on Thursday night of multiple indecent assaults that allegedly occurred over a 15-month period at the football team's Lasch Building on campus.

According to a timely warning sent by police, a "known student" allegedly inappropriately touched other students between Jan. 6, 2018 and April 11, 2019.

The Lasch Building, located on Hastings Road, is home to the football team’s locker rooms, weight room, offices, and other amenities.

Speaking to reporters at an introductory event for new women's basketball coach Carolyn Kieger on Friday afternoon, Athletic Director Sandy Barbour was asked if she was aware of the allegations.

 

"Very aware. It's being handled by the university. It's been turned in as a Cleary Report and we certainly take it very seriously," Barbour said.

 

Timely Warnings are required notifications that are sent to the university community to alert of a "potential or ongoing threat" of reportable offenses under the Clery Act, which include violent crimes, motor vehicle theft and burglary.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Additional reporting by Ben Jones.



Geoff Rushton is managing editor for StateCollege.com. Contact him at [email protected] or find him on Twitter at @geoffrushton.
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