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Man already sought by police reported for additional Oct., 25 assault at off-campus apartment building

A man already suspected of fondling five people at an off-campus apartment complex last week is now believed to be the same person being accused of fondling an additional person at Union Street Apartments, Cedar Hall on October 25, 2021, according to an Indiana University issued crime notice issued Friday. The first assaults were at Evolve.

Here is some text from the notice:

“IU Bloomington Crime Notice: October 29, 2021

CONTENT WARNING: This notice contains information on an assault that may cause distress to some individuals.

In compliance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a Crime Notice is being issued for a fondling.

REPORTED OFFENSE: On 10/29/2021, IUPD received a report of a fondling. IUPD has reason to believe the suspect in this incident is the same individual described in the Public Safety Advisory issued on 10/21/2021 for similar incidents at the Evolve Apartments off campus in Bloomington.

TIME AND LOCATION OF OFFENSE: This newest incident occurred around 5 PM on 10/25/2021 at Union Street Apartments, Cedar Hall in an elevator accessible via public areas of the building.

SUSPECT: Based on security footage, it is likely the suspect in this case is the same person involved in the incidents at the Evolve Apartments.

The suspect in the incidents at Evolve is described as a black male, around 20 years of age, 6’3”, 160lbs, brown eyes, black hair with medium-length dreadlocks and has no known address. The investigation is ongoing.

Racial descriptors alone are not a valid reason to profile or cast suspicion on an individual. In cases of serious crime such as this we may include them only as part of the totality of circumstances if it may reasonably assist in the identification of the perpetrators.

Anyone with information on this crime or those at Evolve is encouraged to call IUPD-Bloomington at 812-855-4111.

You may also call Crime Stoppers at 1-317-262-TIPS (8477).”

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