Attempted sexual assault reported at Cal Poly

newsroom@thetribunenews.comJanuary 14, 2014 

An entrance to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.


A woman was the victim of an attempted sexual assault early Jan. 7 on Perimeter Road, the University Police Department at Cal Poly said in a community alert Tuesday.

The woman reported she was walking from the A1 parking lot toward the University Union about 12:30 a.m. when she was attacked by an unidentified assailant.

The attacker put a pillow case or bag over the woman’s head for the purpose of assaulting her sexually, police said. The victim was able to escape and did not see the assailant, who fled in an unknown direction.

The university has issued a crime alert in response to the incident. Alerts are issued to notify the community about serious crimes that occur on or near campus to promote safety and enable community members to take protective measures.

The Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service