Reports of Sexual Assault Increase on SJSU Campus

Reports of Sexual Assault Increase on SJSU Campus

SAN JOSE — The San Jose State University Police are reporting that a male suspect near the San Jose Campus stalked a young victim near Sweeney Hall.

According to SJSUPD, “On November 30, 2016, at approximately 2:30 PM, a male suspect walking down the northeast stairs of Sweeney Hall between the third and second floors, sexually battered a female victim, and ran upstairs.”

The suspect is described as a male in his 20s with a mustache, wearing dark clothing and a black backpack.  It is believed that the suspect may have been waiting in the area before attacking.

This attack was the third sexual assault reported in the last month.  That last known sexual assault on campus was reported on Monday, November 7th, at about 4:00 AM, when a female victim was sexually assaulted in the San Jose State University Park & Ride Lot, at S. 7th Street and E. Humboldt Street.

Other incidents have been reported in other buildings, starting on November 1, 2016, with a reported peeping tom. A report was made which described a suspicious individual peeking through a hole in the bathroom at the Engineering Building. The investigation is still ongoing pending further leads.

An adult was cited and then released after soliciting a lewd act with a student near Sweeney Hall on November 12, 2016, around 3:45 AM.

Another sexual battery of a student allegedly occurred around 1:30 AM on November 21.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or a similar crime is asked to contact the University Police Department at 408-924-2222. Those wishing to remain anonymous can use the TipNow system by calling/texting 408-337-2919 or emailing

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