Timely Warning – Fondling

Posted on October 31st, 2017 by

TO: The Gustavus Community
FROM: Campus Safety
SUBJECT: Timely Warning — Fondling
DATE: October 31, 2017

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Campus Safety took a report of a sexual assault fondling that occurred in a Campus residence hall. A female student reported that as she returned to her room after the Dive Dance, a group of males were standing near the entrance to the building. As she approached the building, one of the males reached out and touched her breast. The female was able to leave the area without further unwanted contact.

The female and a friend indicated they witnessed the same group of males making inappropriate gestures toward and contact dancing with random individuals at the Dive Dance.

On Sunday, October 29, 2017, Campus Safety received a second report of a sexual assault fondling. A female reported being approached by a male person who proceeded to “grind” on her and fondle her inappropriately and without her consent at the Dive Dance. The female had a friend present who was able to successfully get the alleged male off of the female and assisted the female in leaving the area.

While it is unknown at this time if the two incidents involve the same alleged male, the information does indicate that both situations involve unwanted touching at the Dive Dance that began on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Since the initial reports, Campus Safety has received some additional information regarding the possible identity of the alleged individuals involved. Anyone with information regarding either incident or similar incidents is encouraged to report the information to Campus Safety.

Both incidents have also been referred to the Title IX Coordinator.


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