Campus Crime Alert: Kidnapping/Sex Abuse
Please note this message may contain information that some may find upsetting.
On Saturday, September 22 at about 8:30 p.m., a local high school student reported that she was sexually abused in a gravel parking lot at Autzen Stadium during the football game.
The suspect was described as a white male, about 5-foot-7 with slight build, 35-40 years old, clean-shaven, with short, black-and-gray hair, wearing a dark UO hooded sweatshirt, tan shorts, and gray-and-orange Nike shoes. He reportedly carried a beer bottle and smokeless tobacco, but did not appear intoxicated.
The girl reported that the suspect called out to her in a friendly, almost familiar way in the parking lot, then approached her and forced her to walk to a secluded spot between parked vehicles, and subjected her to inappropriate sexual contact.
Kidnapping is added to the offense because the suspect interfered with the victim's liberty and moved her, without her consent or any legal authority, from one place to another.
Anyone with information about this suspect or similar incidents should call Eugene Police at 541-682-5111 or UODPS at 541-346-2919.
Updates regarding this incident, when and if available, will be posted on the UODPS website at police.uoregon.edu.
CAMPUS SAFETY TIPS FROM UODPS
No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.
- It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
- Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
- Use UO Safe Ride (541-346-RIDE ext. 2), call a taxicab, or contact UODPS for an on-campus escort (541-346-2919).
- If you feel you or others are in danger, call 9-1-1.
- To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UODPS at 541-346-2919. For emergencies or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1.
RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR SURVIVORS OF CRIME
- For students, support services are available through the University Counseling and Testing Center, 541-346-3227 (available 24 hours); counseling.uoregon.edu/dnn.
- For students, medical and sexual assault examination services are available at University Health Center, 541-346-2770; healthcenter.uoregon.edu.
- For employees, the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, 541-346-3123, and Office of Human Resources, 541-346-3159, can assist in connecting to resources.
- Other community resources available are Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), 541-343-7277 (24 hour crisis line) or 541-484-9791, Womenspace, 541-485-8232 or 541-485-6513 (24 hour crisis line), and White Bird Clinic Counseling, 541-342-8255 541-687-4000 (24 hour crisis line).