Published: Dec. 9, 2014

Editor’s Note: This release was edited on July 27, 2017 to comply with an Order to Seal. Because of this, the case numbers, the description of the suspect and the artist's sketch have been redacted.

The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) is investigating a series of attempted fondling and harassment incidents, which occurred on or near the Main Campus in the area surrounding the Euclid Avenue AutoPark at 18th Street and Euclid Avenue. On Dec. 8, 2014, CUPD received two separate reports from female students that a man had harassed them.

In the first incident (CUPD case number redacted), a female student reported that at approximately 3:50 p.m., she was approached by a man and asked for directions to a building on campus. The suspect followed the female student to a campus building and made numerous sexual comments toward her.

In the second incident (CUPD case number redacted), a female student reported that at approximately 4 p.m., she was also approached and asked for directions to a building on campus. After initiating a conversation with the female student, the suspect followed her from campus to an off-campus sorority house and then back to campus. During this time frame, the man attempted to touch the female’s breast, but was unsuccessful. The suspect also attempted to kiss the woman but was unsuccessful.

Further investigation revealed a third report with similar circumstances that occurred on Nov. 19, 2014 (CUPD case number redacted.)  In that incident, a suspect of a similar description approached a female student and made sexual comments toward her. The suspect followed the female student to a building on campus and then left without further incident.

The suspect in these cases is described as a physical description redacted. During the incidents on Dec. 8, the suspect was wearing a physical description redacted

If you have witnessed any incidents involving this suspect or have been approached by this suspect, please call Detective Paul Davis at (303) 492-3459 or CUPD Dispatch at (303) 492-6666.  If you should be approached or followed by someone you don’t know, CUPD advises you to take the following safety measures:

  • Make a sudden turn, cross the street, accelerate or go into a nearby building.
  • If you aren’t able to get away from the follower, get the attention of passerby, scream or otherwise make noise.
  • Run toward other people and attempt to attract their attention.
  • Call 911 as soon as possible to report the incident.
  • Do not go straight home.  Try to go to a place where there will be someone there to provide assistance.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact CU Police at 303-492-6666. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may submit a tip via the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers website at http://www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Crime Stoppers.

This message is being sent pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal law that requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to disclose major crime information to prospective and current students and employees. For more information on the Clery Act and CU-Boulder’s policies, please see the campus’ Annual Security and Fire Safety Report at www.colorado.edu/clery