Dear campus community member:

We would like to provide you with an update regarding an incident in June involving inappropriate sexual contact. You received a Campus Safety Notice on June 13 after it was reported that a man had made suggestive comments to a student walking near Japan House and then slapped the student’s backside.

The man believed to be responsible was arrested Friday in Charleston, Illinois. You can visit the University of Illinois Police website for more information about the person arrested and the ongoing investigation:

Information provided by witnesses was crucial in helping to identify the person responsible, and we are very much thankful to our community members who worked with us to bring resolution to this case. Remember that police officers are always available and willing to help if you ever feel that your safety is at risk. Please do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 to report crime or suspicious activity.

This is our community. Let's stay together.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus is a very safe one, but a community of our size will never be crime-free. U. of I. Police and its partner law enforcement agencies work hard to prevent crime and to quickly identify and arrest offenders when crime occurs, but you play the most important role in keeping our campus community safe. 

  • Stay together. Do not walk alone at night. Travel in groups and in well-lit areas. Call 217-333-1216 for a SafeWalks escort if you need one.
  • Be alert, and trust your instincts. If it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Call police if something looks odd — we're happy to assist, and even the smallest bit of information could prevent another crime.
  • Watch out for each other. Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone else is in danger. The University encourages students to take appropriate action to protect others’ safety by reducing students’ fear of legal or disciplinary consequences to the victim or themselves. For more information, please review the Medical Amnesty and Good Samaritan procedures.
  • If you choose to consume alcohol, please be responsible. Remember your ability to respond is diminished by overconsumption of alcohol.

Please take a moment to review these resources we have made available to keep you informed, and consider liking UIPD on Facebook, following us on Twitter or subscribing to our news feed to receive regular updates.

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