Please note: The content of this message includes language about sexual battery that may be disturbing to some readers.
Incident description: A student was walking southbound on the west sidewalk of Figueroa Street from Jefferson Boulevard. The suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her buttocks. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.
Time & date of incident: 12:40 p.m. on May 18, 2021
Location: Off-campus on Figueroa Street at Jefferson Boulevard.
Suspect description: Male, Black, ranging in height from 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches, weighing 140 pounds, 30- to 35-years-old, dark complexion, wearing black clothing with a large silver chain around his neck.
Suspect vehicle: No vehicle seen.
If you were in the vicinity during the time of this incident, 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.