UW Police

03-02-2016 Sexual Assault

Notification of Criminal Incident – Seattle Campus
Sexual Assault
February 27, 2016, Residence Hall

On March 2, 2016, University of Washington Police Detectives were told of a sexual assault that occurred in a residence hall on campus. The victim met the male suspect on an online dating application. They texted privately and agreed to meet. On the weekend of February 27, 2016, inside the victim’s residence, the suspect sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a 24-year-old white male, 6′ tall with a thin build. His hair is closely cropped and dark brown. The suspect is not believed to be a UW student. If you think you may have information about this suspect, please call the University of Washington Police Department at 206.685.8973.

Crime Prevention Tips include:

  • Perpetrators are responsible for sexual assaults.
  • Perpetrators seek opportunities to commit sexual assault.
  • Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe, get to a safe place and call for help.
  • Get verbal consent from your partner and don’t assume you know what the other person wants.
  • Sexual Assault is a crime and a violation of the UW Student Conduct Code.
  • On campus, call Husky NightWalk: 206.685.WALK (9255) for a security guard escort, 7 days a week.

If you experience sexual assault:

  • Go to a safe place.
  • To report the crime, notify police immediately.
  • Call a friend, a family member, or advocate who can be with you and give you support.
  • Get medical care as soon as possible.
  • Preserve all physical evidence of the assault.
  • For more information see http://www.washington.edu/sexualassault/

Contact the University of Washington Police Department’s Victim Advocate at 206.543.9337 for help with a variety of safety concerns, including dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.