UW Police

06-13-2014 Sex Offense

Notification of a Criminal Incident

June 13, 2014 4:20 pm

Sex Offense – HUB

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On Friday, June 13, 2014 at approximately 4:20 pm, University of Washington Police were called to the Husky Union Building (HUB) on campus with a report of a sex offense. The female student victim told police she was seated in a booth, alone in the food court area of the HUB when she suddenly realized that the suspect was standing at her table looking towards her just three feet away. She was shocked to see that the suspect had his pants pulled down, and he was masturbating with his right hand. Where the suspect stood, he blocked the victim from exiting the booth. He looked at the victim and said “I’m sorry”, pulled up his pants and quickly walked away. The suspect walked towards the southwest exit and was gone. The victim was not injured during the incident. An extensive area search was conducted by police, however the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as black male adult, 21-24 years of age, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9, 140-160 lbs, thinner build, short black hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with an unknown logo, black jeans, and black tennis shoes. The victim described him as being of a lighter complexion.

This case is being investigated by the University of Washington Police Department under case #14-001659. If you have any additional information about this crime or you know of the suspect whereabouts, please call the UWPD at (206) 685-UWPD (8973). To report an emergency or suspicious activities, call 911.

Crime Prevention Tips for Similar Incidents:

o Call 911 in an emergency

o Remove yourself from potentially dangerous situations as quickly as possible

o Be cognizant of your surroundings at all times

o Avoid confrontations whenever possible

o Report suspicious persons or activity to police immediately

If you suspect criminal activity, some helpful information to pass on to the police:

o Clothing descriptors – look for layers under the visible layer, other distinctive design identifiers, etc.

o Physical characteristics – height, weight, eyes, hair, mannerisms, scars/tattoos.

o Direction of travel (by foot or automobile).

o Suspect vehicle description, including license plate.

o Describe any weapons involved.

Tips or information on this or any crime may also be forwarded to the University of Washington Police Department at (206) 685-TIPS (8477). At night, call Husky NightWalk: 206-685-WALK (9255) for a security guard escort to various locations on campus, 7 days a week.

Contact the University of Washington Police Crime Prevention Unit at (206)543-9338 for additional crime prevention information.