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Campus Safety investigating ‘inappropriate touch’ reported on campus

The Department of Campus Safety is seeking information on a male subject who reportedly made unwelcome physical contact with a female student on campus Thursday afternoon.

The subject was described by the student as a lone male with a dark complexion, possibly Hispanic, 18 to 20 years old and “at least 6’1” with a muscular build and no facial hair. He was described as wearing “a dark tee-shirt, blue jean shorts, black tennis shoes, white socks.”

The subject reportedly approached the female student around 2:30 p.m. between Post Hall and the quads (Four-Name) and touched her inappropriately, according to an email from Director of Campus Safety John Schlaf. The student “verbally protested,” at which point the subject fled northeast toward Seymour Hall and the library.

An earlier search of the area was unsuccessful.

Schlaf is seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident. Here’s how you can report any pertinent info:

Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.

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