Campus / Campus Safety / Community / News / October 4, 2012

Alert: Schlaf reports fourth ‘unwelcome contact’ in three weeks

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.”

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 Patch.com, 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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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 Patch.com, 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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