On the afternoon of July 25, 2018, a Missouri State University student reported an incident to the Springfield Police Department and Missouri State University Department of Safety and Transportation that she said occurred on the afternoon of July 25, 2016.
The female student reported that she was on campus on John Q Hammons Parkway between Cherry and Madison Street, when she was approached by a male that asked a question. The student answered the male’s question. The suspect then groped the student without her consent. The suspect is described as being in his 30’s, wearing a green ball cap, gray t-shirt, gray pants and gray tennis shoes. A photo of the suspect is available below.
This incident is being investigated by the Springfield Police Department.
Sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. Below are some safety suggestions for all members of our community to consider that could prevent harm:
- Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, call 911 or the MSU Substation at 417-836-5509 for assistance.
- Be active in supporting a safe and respectful community. If you see others engaging in disrespectful or inappropriate actions, speak up and get involved, or contact someone else to assist.
At Missouri State University we are committed to a safe environment for all students. To learn more about Missouri State University’s Sexual Assault resources visit:
If you have information concerning this incident, you are encouraged to contact the Springfield Police Department at (417) 864-1810 or 9-1-1 for immediate assistance. If you want to remain anonymous, you may report information to Crime Stoppers at (417) 869-TIPS (8477) or www.P3tips.com.
This notice is distributed in compliance with the “Timely Notice” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998. Anyone having information is asked to contact MSU Substation at 417-836-5509 or the Springfield Police Department at 911.