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Timely Warning – Additional Information on August 31

A notice was issued this morning informing the campus community of a reported sexual assault.  This message contains additional information that has since become available.

REPORTED OFFENSE:   A sexual assault was reported to have occurred on the TCNJ campus near Forcina Hall at approximately 12:50 am, on Wednesday, August 31, 2011.

SUSPECT:  The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’6” in height, with a husky or muscular build.  He was described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark clothing and having a deep voice and a stutter.

The complainant reported that she was walking, unaccompanied, when the suspect approached her with a knife.  Following the assault he fled in the direction of the lake.

This matter remains under investigation by TCNJ Campus Police in conjunction with the Mercer County Prosecutors Office, Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Unit.

If any anyone has any information that would be helpful to this investigation, they should report it to TCNJ Campus Police by calling 609-771-2345.  Please report any suspicious behavior to TCNJ Campus Police or in the case of an emergency, 911.

We ask that all members of the campus community be vigilant and we remind students when traveling at night to travel in groups and stay in well-lit areas.  Campus Police provides escorts for members of the campus community who have concerns for their personal safety.