Police receive report of sexual assault outside Burk Hall

A University email alert informed students and staff of a reported sexual battery that took place on campus Thursday morning at around 1 a.m.

The University Police Department received reports of an unknown male suspect who followed the victim down from the Cesar Chavez Student Center to the pathway between Burk Hall and the Student Health Center, according to the email.

It was reported that he pulled the female victim into the bushes outside the building, where he then held an unknown sharp object against the victim’s side as he groped her breasts and groin.

The assault reportedly continued for over a minute until the victim cried out, and the suspect fled in an unknown direction, according to the report.

The suspect was described as a 5-foot-7-inch man in his 20s of medium build and unknown race, wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans at the time of the assault.

The email, sent out by SF State Title IX Coordinator Luoluo Hong, said that victims of sexual assault are not responsible for the crimes committed against them, and provided some risk-reduction strategies for students to use.

Anyone with information regarding the sexual assault can contact the UPD at 415-338-2222 or the anonymous tip line at 415-338-3030.

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