Community Safety Advisory: sexual assault

Note: The information in this advisory addresses a subject that some readers may find disturbing. Please see the support resources at the bottom of this advisory.

We are providing this information because we were notified by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) of an incident that affects the safety of the USC community.


The Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a rape at a private residence off campus at approximately 4:45 a.m. on Sept. 6, 2020.

The reporting person attended a party with known acquaintances in the 600 block of 28th Street, where she met the suspect. The suspect offered to walk her home. When they arrived at her home, the suspect made sexual advances, and the victim told him no and asked him to leave. The suspect then sexually assaulted the victim. The reporting party provided a description of the suspect to LAPD, and they are actively investigating the report.

If you have information relevant to this crime, please call the LAPD Southwest Division at (213) 485-6571 or DPS at (213) 740-6000.

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


If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault or battery, please consult the USC Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX for additional support.