Sexual Battery

Please note: The content of this message includes language about sexual battery that may be disturbing to some readers.

Incident description: The suspect exited his vehicle, approached the victim and grabbed her buttocks. The suspect returned to his vehicle and fled.

Time & date of incident: 3:10 PM on May 9, 2021

Location: Off-campus on St. James Place near West Adams Boulevard.

Suspect description: Male, wearing sunglasses and a hat. No further description was available.

Suspect vehicle: Black Honda Civic sedan, California license number 7MRG981.

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.

Please note that race, ethnicity, gender and/or religious affiliation are NOT considered the basis for suspicion; only behaviors are considered suspicious.

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, which includes USC Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Services.

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