Published: Sept. 4, 2016

On Sept. 4, 2016, at approximately 3 p.m., the CU Boulder Police Department ("CUPD") was notified of an unlawful sexual contact.

The crime occurred at approximately 7:50 a.m. in the area of the pedestrian underpass at Broadway and College Avenue. The victim reported that she was walking through the underpass when the suspect grabbed her in the buttock and thigh area. After the victim fought the suspect off, the suspect left westbound through the underpass.

The suspect is described as a male approximately 5'10" tall, heavier set (especially in the face), with a very tan complexion. He appeared to be between the ages of 30-to-40 years old. The suspect had medium length curly dark hair and was wearing a baggy black hoodie.

CUPD is currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact CUPD at 303-492-6666. If you wish to share information anonymously, information on contacting Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers is available here.

In an unrelated matter, Boulder Police responded early Saturday morning to a sexual assault that occurred off campus, but close enough that we wanted to make you aware. You can read more about that case on their website. At this time, we do not believe that these cases are related.

This message is being sent pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), a federal law that requires disclosure of major crime and policy information. For more information on the Clery Act and CU-Boulder’s policies, please see the Clery webpage.

Sexual assault is not tolerated at CU-Boulder. It can be both a crime and a violation of policy, see: University of Colorado Sexual Misconduct Policy, and CU-Boulder’s Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance’s Process and Procedures.

CU-Boulder reminds the community of the following information that could aid in the prevention of similar crimes:

  • Sexual activity without consent (including with acquaintances, friends, or partners) is sexual assault.
  • The obligation to help prevent sexual assault is on all of us. Learn to recognize high-risk situations and how to intervene effectively. If you are the victim of sexual assault, you have many options for reporting, services, and assistance.

Find reporting options here. Retaliation for reporting is strictly prohibited. For free and confidential support please contact CU-Boulder’s Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), 303-492-8855.