UPDATE: At the time the open letter was received by Coyote Chronicle, the suspect had not yet been apprehended. However, the suspect was arrested later on that same day of January 14. For more information, please check this link: wp.me/p8C7BP-CKM
On the fourth floor of the Pfau Library, at approximately 11:30 a.m. on January 14, a female student was assaulted by a male suspect in the restroom on the south side of the building.
The student reported she was going to the bathroom and, after locking the stall door, realized she forgot a personal item among her belongings in the library. Upon opening the door, she was met by her assailant.
The student then reported that the suspect tried to shove an item into her mouth to restrain her. However, the student was able to break away and ran to the Faculty Center for Excellence (FCE) for help.
Banging on the side exit door of the FCE, the student was let in by another student assistant, Tanmay Sati.
Sati heard the student’s cry for help and quickly called campus police. The student waited in a private office with the FCE’s Co-Director, Dr. Jennifer Alford.
Alford and the student waited for campus police to arrive to give a description of the assailant.
The student has described the suspect as a very tall, dark-skinned, male with long hair. Another student in the library also reported seeing the same description of a man leaving the south stairwell of the library around the same time as the attack.
There has yet to be any mention of the suspect being apprehended. CSUSB encourages all students to be aware of their surroundings and to use all available resources if they believe they are in danger.