TIMELY WARNING CRIME BULLETIN: Sexual Assault (Case 21-40)

Friday, May 7, 2021, 12:00pm

TO: Campus Community
FR: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police
       Tyson Hill, Clery Compliance Office Director

This Timely Warning Bulletin is being issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, and the purpose is to provide preventative information to the campus community to aid members from becoming the victim of a similar crime.

REPORTED CRIME: In the early morning hours of April 27, 2021, a sexual assault occurred in an apartment in Beaujolais Village.  

The Sonoma State Police Department received a report that two male subjects, who the victim did not know, provided the victim with what was believed to be alcohol and sexually assaulted them. Both male subjects left the apartment immediately after the incident.

No physical description of the subjects is available.
This incident is being reported now as additional information learned indicated this incident met the requirements for issuing a Timely Warning.
If you know something: Anyone with information that might assist with the investigation is urged to call Sonoma State University Police at 707-664-4444.
Sonoma State University Police reminds the campus community of the following:

  • Immediately and promptly report any suspected crime, suspicious persons, or activities on campus to University Police by calling 911 or the non-emergency line at 707-664-4444 or by utilizing one of the many Blue Light Phones on campus.
  • Call Sonoma State University Police for an on-campus safety escort.
  • If you believe that you or someone else is in an unsafe situation, please do not delay calling 911.
  • Be alert to your surroundings. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims. Attempt to keep a safe distance from strangers.
  • If something or someone makes you uneasy, tell someone, ask them to leave, avoid the person or leave the area.

None of the above reminders is in any way intended to imply that fault or responsibility for sexual violence lies with the survivor.

Affirmative consent is required for any type of sexual activity. The definition of affirmative consent means an informed, affirmative, conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity. Affirmative consent must be voluntary and given without coercion, force, threats, or intimidation. Affirmative consent can be withdrawn or revoked.

Support Resources: Counseling and Psychological Services are available for any student seeking support at 707-664-2153. A Confidential Advocate is also available at 707-664-2698. Our Employee Assistance Program, LifeMatters by Empathia, is available as a support resource for staff and faculty at 1-800-367-7474. 

Physical descriptions of a suspect or subject, including race, are included in timely warnings only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect’s or subject’s appearance from the general population.