Loyola University Chicago

Campus Safety

Crime Alert - Recent Criminal Sexual Abuse Reported

June 30, 2016

Loyola Community,

The Department of Campus Safety is writing to notify you of two criminal incidents that occurred yesterday, June 29, on and near the Water Tower Campus.

At approximately 8:15 p.m., a Loyola student was approached on campus near the Corboy Law Center by three boys between the ages of 8–12 selling candy out of large boxes. After asking the student a few questions, two of the boys surrounded and groped her. The student then chased the offenders away from the scene.

Separately, at 1:45 p.m. in the 100 block of East Delaware Place, a Loyola staff member was grabbed from behind by an offender who made threatening, sexual statements before the staff member could free herself. The offender is described as male, approximately 5’8,” 150 pounds, with a clean-shaven face and dark complexion. He was last seen wearing green hospital scrubs and a t-shirt.

Investigations for both incidents are ongoing. If anyone has information, please call Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.

Please also keep the following safety tips in mind:

  • Always stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Refrain from using headphones or talking on the phone, as this minimizes your ability to hear an approaching threat.
  • Be wary of unsolicited strangers. If someone approaches you on the street, keep moving and try to avoid additional contact.
  • If you see something you believe to be suspicious, immediately contact Campus Safety at 773.508.6039 or the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 or 312.744.8263.
  • Investigative follow-up will be dependent on the amount of detail a person can recall. It is important to remember as many identifying characteristics about the offender(s) as possible. This can include physical characteristics of the person, their clothing, any weapons used, direction of flight, etc.

Sincerely,

Thomas K. Murray
Chief of Police and Director of Campus Safety