Two women reported they were attacked on the Stanford campus this weekend, in two separate incidents.
The two attacks happened within 15 minutes of each other in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to a statement by Stanford police.
The first attack reportedly occured at around 1:45 a.m. A female victim reported to the Stanford Police that she had been assaulted while walking back to her residence. The incident occurred in the Kennedy Grove, between the Faculty Club and the Humanities Center on the Stanford campus. The suspect came from behind and tackled the victim, causing her to fall. Another male subject in the area witnessed the incident and yelled at the suspect, who then fled the scene and is still at large.
The victim described the suspect as a white male in his 20s, approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds, and wearing a dark shirt and a baseball hat. The suspect had a strong odor of alcohol.
The second attack reportedly took place just 15 minutes later, around 2 a.m. A female student reported that a male entered her unlocked room at 1018 Campus Dr., climbed into her bed while she was sleeping, and attempted to remove her clothing. She awoke and was able to get out of bed and leave the room.
The victim did not know the individual. The victim and a witness described him as
male, of Hispanic ethnicity, in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, with average build. He was wearing a red flannel shirt, buttoned up, blue jeans, and a grey baseball cap. The male smelled of cigarette smoke.
The Stanford police are encouraging individuals to keep their doors and windows locked, and to walk in pairs on campus whenever possible, especially at night. Additionally, they ask everyone to report suspicious or criminal activity as soon as possible after the incident, and to try and provide police with as much detail as possible.
Anyone with information on either of these two incidents is asked to call the Stanford Police at 650-329-2413.