COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION UPDATE

By | December 6, 2014

After further review the case associated with Community Notification that was issued at 12:47 am on 12-5-14 by the College of Charleston Department of Public Safety has been updated. The Charleston Police Department has determined this incident to be an Aggravated Assault not a Sexual Assault. If there are any questions regarding this incident please contact Charleston Police Department.

COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION – Aggravated Assault

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, the Department of Public Safety is informing the College of Charleston campus community of an off-campus assault.

Incident: Aggravated Assault

Date: 12/04/2014

Time: 10:30 PM (2230)

Reported to: Charleston City Police Department

Report # 14-20776

Location: Area of 346 King Street, Charleston, SC

Suspects’ status: At Large

Incident description: The victim reports that they were walking down King Street between XXX when the victim was approached by a black male and a white male. The black subject asked the victim for a light and the victim gave it to him.  The subject then embraced the victim and then proceeded to fondle the victim’s rear.  When the victim tried to pull away the subject continued to assault the victim. The two then walked away North on King Street.  The victim stated that the white subject was “egging on” the other during the incident.

Suspect Description:  One White Male and One Black Male. White Male, white and black shirt with teal stripes, grey jeans and skull cap.

Black Male, 50-60 years old, 5’10’’ tall, balding grey hair, stocky build, wearing jeans and a navy blue pullover with white stripes.

Public Safety is available to provide escorts on-campus and the Cougar Shuttle (888.960.2227) is available for off-campus transportation on the downtown peninsula seven nights a week from 11:00 P.M. – 3:00 A.M., during the fall and spring semesters. For addition safety tips, visit  http://publicsafety.cofc.edu/staying-safe/index.php

Get Involved and Make a Difference: The College encourages the prompt reporting of all crimes, On-campus contact Public Safety (843.953.5611), and off-campus (911). Oftentimes, students are present when a crime is about to happen and bystander intervention is one method students may use to help prevent a crime from happening. Learn how to develop this skill and safely intervene. Contact the Office of Victim Services at 843.953.2273.

Victim Assistance: Enrolled College of Charleston students who become victims of serious crime are encouraged to get victim assistance by contacting the Office of Victim Services (843.953.2273). Comprehensive services, including assistance with missed classes/academic disruption, are available regardless of the incident location, or if the student elected to file an official report, or not.

If you have any information regarding the crime indicated above, please contact:

 

City of Charleston Police Department

Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergency: 577-7434

Crime Stoppers: (Anonymous Reporting 554-1111)

College of Charleston Campus Police

http://publicsafety.cofc.edu/

Emergencies: 953-5611

Non-Emergency: 953-5609 (Administrative Line)

Crime Action Line: (Anonymous Reporting) 953-4998

Silent Witness: http://publicsafety.cofc.edu/contact-us/silent-witness/index.php

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