Sexual Battery

REPORTED OFFENSE: The victim (student) was walking northbound on Hoover Street near 29th Street when she was approached from behind by the suspect. The suspect grabbed her buttocks and then continued northbound on Hoover Street.

DATE & TIME OF OCCURRENCE:  Jan. 30, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: West sidewalk of Hoover Street south of 29th Street (off-campus)

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:  The suspect is a male in his late 20s wearing a gray T-shirt.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: The suspect rode a black bicycle with a thin frame and thin tires.

If you have information relevant to this crime, please call the Department of Public Safety (DPS) at (213) 740-6000 or the Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Division at (213) 485-6571.

Help fight crime by reporting suspicious persons and/or activity to USC DPS immediately. Please note that race, ethnicity gender, and/or religious affiliation are NOT considered the basis for suspicion; only behaviors are considered suspicious.

If you are in immediate danger, call the LAPD at 9-1-1 or DPS at (213) 740-4321.

Safety Tips

  • If you are the victim of an incident of fondling or sexual battery, call DPS immediately. For the University Park Campus (UPC), call DPS emergency at (213) 740-4321. For the Health Sciences Campus (HSC), call (323) 442-1000.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Do not display your valuables, including your cell phone. Pay attention to who or what is around you at all times. Do not walk alone off-campus after dark.


ALERT TW#:  2020-004