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Police Searching for Suspect in Simmons Hall Sexual Assault

by on July 31, 2015 2:30 PM

University police are searching for a suspect who allegedly sexually assaulted a female student early Friday morning.

The assault was reported to police at 3:52 a.m. and occurred about 15 minutes earlier, according to police.

The victim was in the ground floor "K" hallway of Simmons Hall in the South Halls Complex when an unknown male approached her and reached under her skirt, touching her inappropriately. 

The suspect fled the area and was last seen running east of Mifflin Hall. Police were unable to locate him during a search, but have a photo of the man and a description from the victim.

The suspect is a white male, between 5'6" and 5'10" and between 130 and 160 pounds. He has short dark brown or black hair and was wearing a black t-shirt with an unknown design and blue jeans. He is between 17 and 25 years old and "appears to be college age."

Police ask that anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information on the assault contact them at 814-863-1111. The police are also located at 26 Eisenhower Parking Deck and can be e-mailed at [email protected].

Zach Berger is the managing editor of He graduated from Penn State University in 2014 with a degree in print journalism. Zach enjoys writing about a variety of topics ranging from football to government, music, and everything in between.
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