INCIDENT:       Sexual Assault / Attempted Sexual Assault

OCCURRED:   Saturday, October 11, 2014 between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.

LOCATION:     309 East Green, Champaign <map


The Champaign Police Department is investigating two incidents of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault that occurred at 309 East Green Street, Champaign. The first incident occurred around 3 a.m. (10/11/14) when an apartment resident awoke to find the suspect lying in bed with her. The second incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. (10/11/14) when a different victim, in a different apartment, awoke to a suspect in bed with her.

In both cases, when the suspect was confronted, he ran from the apartment.

REMINDER: All students and residents are reminded to lock the doors to their residence hall rooms, apartments or homes to prevent unwanted entry.


The following is the description provided by the two victims:

Incident 1.

Black male, 19-23 years old, 6’ or taller, slender build. Last seen wearing a bright colored sweater, either orange or red in color.

Incident 2.

Black male, college age, tall. Last seen wearing a blue and white collared shirt.

Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged offenders is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics.  Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual's appearance.


The Champaign Police Department is working to identify and apprehend the offender(s).  Witnesses to this event or those with information are encouraged to contact the Champaign Police Department at 217-351-4545 or Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS (8477).


It is estimated that nationwide 20 percent of women and six percent of men experience sexual assault or attempted sexual assault during their college years. Data reveals nearly 50 percent of transgender people experience sexual violence.


Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to follow these safety tips to decrease their potential for becoming a victim: 

-Stay alert - call the police immediately to report suspicious activity and/or if this subject is observed. 

-Trust your instincts - if it does not feel right, call for help. 

-Avoid walking alone at night. Travel in groups when possible and always walk in well-lit, heavily traveled areas. 

-Turn down your electronic devices. Excessive volume or use of electronic devices (iPods, PDAs, cell phones, etc.) can distract you from potential safety hazards.


The University of Illinois, Champaign and Urbana Police Departments are collaborating to provide CrimeReports, a national crime mapping service, with up-to-date crime information. This map includes Clery crimes (homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson and motor vehicle theft), as well as other crimes that are of concern to community members. 

You can access the campus district crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email alerts at  Access to the crime map is available 24 hours a day through the website or through a CrimeReports iPhone application, available for free download in the Apple iTunes store. 

Information also can be shared anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 217-373-TIPS or online at:

Crimes in progress, reporting of suspicious individuals or any event requiring a police response should be reported to our regional dispatch center by calling 9-1-1. 

Crime prevention information can be found on the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety website at

Updates to crime alerts can also be found at

Information regarding our commitment to continually enhance campus safety can be found at

Jeffrey T. Christensen

Executive Director of Public Safety

Chief of Police

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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