Published: Feb. 17, 2017

On Feb. 16, 2017 at approximately 11:52 p.m., the CU Boulder Police Department (“CUPD”) was notified of an unlawful sexual contact.  The fondling occurred as two female students were walking eastbound on the north side of Colorado Avenue, just in front of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

The victims reported that they were approached by a male who asked “Do you guys want to have some fun?” When the victims yelled “No!”, the suspect then grabbed one of the victim’s buttocks. That person was able to break away and they both ran to the south side of Colorado Avenue near parking lot 437. The suspect was last seen running north through the parking lot on the west side of St. Aidan’s Church.

The suspect is described as:

  • Heavy-set, white male
  • No facial hair
  • Short, dark curly hair
  • Wearing a black hoodie, jeans, and a red baseball cap with a green bill

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.

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 page.

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:

If you are the victim of sexual assault, you have many options for reporting, services, and assistance. For more information visit this page. Retaliation for reporting is strictly prohibited. For free and confidential support please contact CU Boulder’s Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), 303-492-8855.