On Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at approximately 10:35 p.m., the CU Boulder Police Department (“CUPD”) was notified of a report of an unlawful sexual contact that occurred at the Welcomefest concert on Business Field. The victim indicated that a man approached her from behind, grabbed her by the waist and pulled her into his pelvic region. The suspect also allegedly reached up her shirt and grabbed her breast before she was able to get away.
The suspect is described as:
- Tall male, approximately 6’ 2”
- Unknown skin or hair color
- Not wearing a shirt
CUPD is currently investigating the incident. It is possible that there may have been other victims of similar crimes. If someone touched you inappropriately at the concert, please contact CUPD to report that 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 at www.colorado.edu/police/records-reports/anonymous-reporting.
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.
- Consent cannot be obtained through coercion or threats.
- Use of alcohol or drugs may impair the ability to determine whether sexual activity is consensual.
- Learn more about the University of Colorado’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.
- Don’t ignore situations that seem problematic or indicators that someone is trying to take advantage of a person who is vulnerable. Learn effective ways to intervene as a bystander and skills for supporting friends.
If you are the victim of sexual assault, you have many options for reporting, services, and assistance. For more information visit this site. Retaliation for reporting is strictly prohibited. For free and confidential support please contact CU Boulder’s Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), 303-492-8855.