Update 4/10/2017: Suspect Age and Safety Tips
The suspect described in both sexual battery incidents is approx. 30 years old.
- Always be aware of your surroundings and know your location at all times.
- Avoid distractions such as talking or texting with a cell phone
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- Walk or run in pairs or groups, especially at night.
- Report suspicious activity or behavior immediately by dialing 911, 9-911 from a campus phone, or activating a 911 emergency tower.
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Original Message: On 04/07/2017, two reported sexual batteries occurred at the 600 block and the 800 block of Escondido Rd. The first assault occurred on the 600 block of Escondido road at approximately 10:40pm. During the first assault, the suspect approached the female victim from behind while she was walking east on Escondido Rd. The suspect groped her from behind before continuing east down Escondido Rd. The subject was described as a bald, white male adult, approximately 5'6", wearing a blue jacket and beige pants.
The second assault occurred on the 800 block of Escondido road at approximately 11:00pm. The suspect approached the female victim from behind while she was jogging west on Escondido Rd. The suspect groped her from behind and fled east down Escondido Rd. The subject was described as a short, bald, white male adult wearing a dark track suit.
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If you have information about this crime, please call the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413.
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.
The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Clery Act. The remainder of this email provides information about preventing and reporting sexual assault.
- Ignorance of the law or of university policy concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment is not a defense.
- Receive affirmative consent from your partner before engaging in sexual activity.
- Perpetrators may attempt to use alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault. Statistically, the majority of reported sexual assaults occur while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs may impair one’s ability to judge whether or not consent has been given, but it is never an excuse for choosing to violate another person.
- There are a number of drugs that may be added to beverages with the intent of altering the consciousness or incapacitating a person without their knowledge. These drugs are particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol and often produce amnesia, leaving a victim unclear about what occurred afterward. These drugs can facilitate criminal activity; most often acts of sexual misconduct or sexual assault.
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. For more information contact:
Stanford Confidential Support Team
650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)
YWCA Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline
CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
Faculty Staff Help Center
NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND REPORTING:
Title IX Office
Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office
Sexual Harassment Policy Office
Stanford Sexual Assault Support & Resources (Not Alone website)
Stanford Actions on Sexual Assault