Sexual Battery

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Incident description: The suspect approached a student from behind and slapped her on the buttocks. The suspect was last seen heading southbound on Figueroa Street.

Suspect description: Male, mid-20s, wearing a turquoise blue baseball cap, dark gray long-sleeved shirt and dark pants.

Suspect vehicle: No vehicle seen.

Time & date of incident: 2:30 p.m. on May 22, 2021

Location: Off campus at the southeast corner of 27th Street and Figueroa Street

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.