Community Crime Alert-Battery
Posted: Monday, February 4th, 2019, 4:47 pm PST

Note: This information is being shared with the community in the interest of safety. This report contains information that some may find upsetting. If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual or domestic violence, Stanford offers a variety of resources, which can be found at https://sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu/

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Type of Incident Reported: Battery

Date/Time of Incident: 2/2/19 around 11:30 PM
Date Reported to DPS: 2/3/19

Location: East Campus parking lot, exact location not reported

Suspect Information: Male, no other details reported

Additional Details: The reporting party notified the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) that she was picked up from an East Campus residence by a male who represented himself as a rideshare service driver. She was taken to a nearby parking lot where the male suspect stopped the car, got in the backseat and kissed her without consent. The victim fled from the car and called 9-1-1.

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety is investigating this incident as well as whether other crimes were committed during this incident. If you have information regarding this matter, please call SUDPS at (650) 329-2413.

Updates, when available, will be posted at https://police.stanford.edu/alert

Safety Suggestions: Stanford University does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. The university encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted or subject to other forms of sexual misconduct or harassment to report the incident to university officials.

Stanford endeavors to promote a culture of community accountability in which individuals are actively engaged in the prevention of violence, realizing that we are all responsible for each other in addition to ourselves. In the prevention of sexual and relationship violence, Upstanders play a critical role. They are often the largest group of people involved - outnumbering both the perpetrators and the victims. Upstanders can have a range of involvement in assaults. A person or persons may be aware that a specific assault is happening or will happen, they may see an assault or potential assault in progress, or they may have knowledge that an assault has already occurred. Regardless of how close to the incident they are, Upstanders have the power stop assaults and to get help for people who have been victimized.

Support Resources for Community Members: If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, or if you aren't sure whether you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are a number of resources available to you at Stanford to inform you of your options and to support you in whatever path you choose to take in addressing the incident. The university's website containing resource information is: https://sexualviolencesupport.stanford.edu/