Student Reports Being Raped Near Campus

Student Reports Being Raped Near Campus

Thumbnail image for Cal Poly Pomona News Alert LogoCal Poly Pomona police are seeking assistance from the campus and surrounding communities in a case involving a student who was raped near the university last week.

The victim was attacked around 10:15 p.m. on Oct. 20 while she walked to her car, which was parked on Temple Avenue near University Drive. The assault occurred in a brushy area near the vehicle. The attacker is described as a light-skinned male, 5-feet-11 to 6-feet-2, with an athletic build. He was dressed in dark clothing, possibly wearing a sweatshirt with a hood.

The victim, who has requested anonymity, notified University Police on Oct. 27 via email and the Anonymous Tip Line. She has been given access to on- and off-campus resources.

Cal Poly Pomona Police Chief Michael Guerin reminded members of the campus community to be aware of their surroundings, travel with others when practical, park in well-lighted and populated areas, and to notify University Police immediately of any suspicious persons or situations.

The quickest ways to get help are via the Code Blue call boxes on campus or by calling the police dispatcher at (909) 869-3070. Cell phone 911 calls are routed to the California Highway Patrol.

Parking & Transportation Services provides a safety escort service to campus destinations, including the University Village and Residential Suites. The safety escort service is available from 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays during the regular school year.

Pomona Police and the Walnut Sheriff’s Station have been notified of the attack, and both agencies are increasing patrols, along with University Police.

Anyone with information about the rape is encouraged to call University Police investigators at (909) 869-3070. Anonymous tips may be called in to (909) 869-3399.