Director of Campus Safety John Schlaf has alerted campus on another incident of “unwelcome contact” to female students, all of which were “sexual in nature.”
This was the fourth incident of this nature reported in the last three weeks, three of which have occurred since Saturday. The most recent was reported just after noon Thursday near South and West Streets.
Schlaf is stressing that the incidents are unrelated, though. The Sept. 13 “inappropriate touch” battery incident led to the arrest of Steven Medina, 24, Galesburg, and the Galesburg Police Department investigations of similar reports Saturday and Tuesday identified Guy Isala, 36, Galesburg and Raymond Walker, 26, Galesburg, both of whom have been banned from campus.
The most recent report on Thursday is still under investigation by Campus Safety and GPD. The subject was described as a black male in his 20s wearing a white tee shirt, dark, loose fitting shorts and white shoes. He was last ween walking west from Quick Sam’s at Academy and South streets. It appeared that he may have been intoxicated, according to Schlaf’s campus-wide email.
“The incidents serve as a reminder to maintain sensitive to “situational awareness” and general personal safety awareness (especially when alone) when walking and to be cautious when dealing with and/or when approached by persons who are unknown,” Schlaf’s email read. “The incidents have also underscored the value of timely reporting of such matters to Campus Safety and/or the GPD.”