SAN DIEGO – Police are investigating a possible sexual assault that occurred Sunday in student housing at California State University San Marcos.
The female student reported the alleged assault to police on Thursday.
According to an alert sent to students, “The victim was walking back to her residence with a friend. On the way, they met two males (non-students) whom they invited back to their student housing residence, where one of the males in a separate room raped the victim.”
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, early 20s, tall and muscular build, short brown hair and brown eyes, with a closely groomed mustache and beard. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, blue jeans, and t-shirt.
Campus police reminded student victims to report sexual assaults to school officials, either the sexual violence advocate and educator, at 760-750-4915, or the Title IX coordinator, at 760-750-6020. These campus officials "can help provide resources, support and remedies, as well as determine whether the University needs to take further action to make victims, witnesses, and the rest of the campus community safe, as well as take steps to prevent a re-occurrence and eliminate sexual misconduct."
Anyone with information about Sunday's attack was asked to call campus police at 760-750-4567 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. Callers to the Crime Stoppers tip line can remain anonymous.