Two University of Southern California students were sexually assaulted near the USC campus that has left female co-eds shaken and has led to increased patrols by USC police.
The first assault occurred on Sept. 5, 2008 at about 1:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of McClintock Avenue. The suspect, described as a clean cut black male in his early 20’s, approached a female student from behind as she walked along the sidewalk. He grabbed the victim, groped and sexually assaulted her before running away.
The second attack took place on Sept. 6, 2008, at around 1:00 p.m., when a female student walking alone off campus in the 2300 block of Hoover Avenue was approached by three men, described as male Hispanics in their early 20’s.
One of the men under the guise of an escort walked the victim to her apartment. Once inside, the suspect sexually assaulted her and fled.
Police are urging students to walk in well-lit areas and to walk in groups.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Southwest Division Sexual Assault Unit at (213) 485-6570 or (213) 485-2585. On weekends, call the detective information desk at 1-877-LAWFULL.