At approximately 12 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17, UIC Police received a report that a fondling occurred near the 1100 block of S. Halsted St. The victim, a UIC student, reported that while walking on S. Halsted St. a male offender riding a bicycle fondled the victim and then rode southbound on Halsted St. The unknown male offender is described as wearing all black clothing with red lettering on the jacket.
The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.
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UIC Police offer the following security tips:
- Report crime promptly to police.
- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.
- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.
- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.
- For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit oae.uic.edu/sexual-misconduct/report-an-incident/
Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/
UIC Annual Security Report www.clery.uic.edu
Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm
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