Public Safety Advisory

On August 24, UIC Police received information that on Aug. 17, at approximately 7:30 a.m. a criminal sexual abuse occurred in the third-floor women’s restroom at 750 S. Halsted St. The crime was reported through an online Campus Security Authority Incident Reporting Form (https://uic.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rgAQlHvDrpAQ9D). The victim, who reported the crime anonymously, stated that she was fondled by a male offender who is described as a black male, light complexion, 5-3 to 5-4 in height, black hair with blond-colored tips, wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, camouflage pants and white sneakers. The victim was able to flee the area after striking the offender and using her personally-owned pepper spray.

UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.

Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/uZextMzJVDF2

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

-- Report crime promptly to police.
-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.
-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.
-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.
-For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit http://oae.uic.edu/TitleIX/ReportingAnIncident.htm
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Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm

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Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:27 PM