Sexual Battery

INCIDENT DESCRIPTION: As the female victim (student) was walking southbound on Figueroa Street near 37th Place, a suspect riding a bicycle approached her from behind. The suspect grabbed the victim’s buttocks and made a lewd comment before riding southbound on Figueroa Street toward Flower Street.

DATE & TIME OF OCCURRENCE:  Feb. 4, 2020 at approximately 10:40 a.m.

LOCATION: Figueroa Street near 37th Place (off-campus)

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION: The suspect is a 20-25-year-old Hispanic male who wore a blue backpack.

SUSPECT VEHICLE: The suspect rode a black bicycle.

If you have information relevant to these crimes, 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#:  2020-005