Timely Warning: Sexual Battery Suspect Arrested

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OFFICE OF CAMPUS COMMUNICATIONS

Timely Warning

May 19, 2015

A Cypress College student reported on Thursday, May 14, 2015, that she was touched inappropriately by a past acquaintance with whom she agreed to meet on-campus late Wednesday afternoon. The suspect subsequently coerced the victim into a restroom where he physically restrained her and proceeded to grab her groin, she said. Cypress Police investigated the crime as a case of sexual battery. On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, members of the Cypress Police Department arrested a suspect.

Cypress College is alerting the campus community to the report because the information may be helpful to students and employees in caring for their personal safety. The alleged sexual battery took place in a campus restroom on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect is not a Cypress College student, the victim told police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Campus Safety at (714) 484-7387 or Cypress Police at (714) 229-6600.

Students and employees are reminded to report incidents or suspicious behavior to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. Additionally, students are reminded that Campus Safety can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (714) 484-7387, and that it is important to program that number into their mobile phones for quick access.

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