Sexual Battery

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Reported Offense: A woman who isn’t a USC student was walking northbound on the east sidewalk of Vermont Avenue at 37th Place. The suspect approached the woman and grabbed her buttocks. The suspect fled on foot northbound on Vermont Avenue, then westbound 36th Place.

Date & Time: This incident occurred on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 at 12:10 a.m.

Location: Vermont Avenue at 37th Place.

Suspect Description: Male, Black, ranging in height from 5 foot 7 inches to 5 foot 9 inches, weighing 150 pounds, 25- to 30-years-old, light complexion, large Afro-style hair, wearing a black hoodie with “Big Lots” on one sleeve, black pants, and black, gold and white shoes.

If you were in the vicinity during the time of this incident, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for your help in identifying the suspect. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact DPS at (213) 740-6000 or the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) at (213) 485-6571. If you are ever in immediate danger, call LAPD at 911 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.

DPS issued this crime alert for your safety in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.