Sexual Battery-Suspect in Custody

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Date:         Oct. 2, 2020
To:            University Park Campus Community
From:        Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Re:            Incident Resolution Notice 2020-10

Incident:          Sexual Battery-Suspect in Custody
Date/Time:      Oct. 1, 2020, at approximately 10 p.m.
Location:         530 West 27th St. (off-campus)

Description of Incident:
The suspect followed the victim and three of her classmates into their apartment complex. The suspect then followed the group on to the elevator. When they got off the elevator, he followed them toward the victim’s apartment. When the victim and her friends refused to allow him inside the apartment, he fondled the victim. The victim and her friends locked themselves inside the apartment and called DPS. 

DPS officers responded and detained the suspect outside the apartment building. The victim and witnesses all positively identified the suspect. The suspect subsequently was arrested and transported to the Los Angeles Police Department for investigation of sexual battery.

If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault or battery, please consult the resources listed by the USC Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX for additional support, which includes USC Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Services.


USC Department of Public Safety
3667 S. McClintock Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213) 740-6000 Non-Emergency
(213) 740-4321 Emergency