Police Investigate Another Alleged Assault at West Chester University

Police are investigating another alleged assault at West Chester University.

A woman told police she was inside the Frances Harvey Greene Library around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday when she spotted a man between the ages of 50 and 60 with a receding hair line staring at her periodically from the book shelves while she was sitting down at a work station.

The woman told police the man was “lurking around her.” She then says she felt something touch her leg. When she looked down she says she spotted the same man who had been staring at her. The man allegedly had his hand on her leg about three to four inches above her left knee as he sat on the ground with his back against the wall.

The woman then says the man yelled, “Sorry, I was looking for an outlet.” The woman told police the man then got up and left the library.

The incident was the fourth reported assault at West Chester since March.

A woman told police she was sexually assaulted inside a residence hall back on April 19 around 2:30 a.m. The victim in that incident did not know her alleged attacker, according to police.

Officials with the School’s Department of Public Safety also say two other sexual assaults occurred on campus on April 4 and March 30. Investigators say the victims knew their alleged attackers in both cases.

If you have information on any of the four incidents, please call the West Chester University Department of Public Safety at 610-436-3311.

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