For the second time since move-in week, a sexual assault was reported to have occurred in Penn State’s East Halls, where freshmen normally reside, according to a timely warning notification issued by the university Friday evening.
According to the report, the forcible sex offense occurred sometime between 4 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Aug. 27. It was reported to University Police at 6:10 p.m. Friday.
The sexual assault involved a man known to the alleged victim.
According to the timely warning, it can be “assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the university community.”
It is the second East Halls sexual assault reported since Aug. 22, when university police were told a forcible sex offense occurred around 3 a.m. in the residence complex.
According to a spokesperson, there are no known connections between the two incidents. The investigations are both ongoing.