Cal State San Marcos police investigate reported rape of student in dorm

Posted at 10:09 AM, Sep 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-08 14:11:45-04

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) – Police at Cal State San Marcos are investigating a report of a rape of a student in a dorm last weekend.

School officials said the incident happened between 1 a.m.-3 a.m. on Sept. 3, and was reported to campus police on Sept. 7.

According to school officials:

"The victim was walking back to her residence with a friend. On the way, they met two males (non-students) whom they invited back to their student housing residence, where one of the males in a separate room raped the victim."

Campus police said the suspected attacker is a Hispanic man in his early 20s and is tall with a muscular build. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, as well as a closely groomed mustache and beard. The man was last seen wearing a baseball cap, blue jeans and a T-shirt of an unknown color.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact CSUSM police at 760-750-4567 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Campus police reminded student victims to report sexual assaults to school officials, either the sexual violence advocate and educator, at 760-750-4915, or the Title IX coordinator, at 760-750-6020. These campus officials "can help provide resources, support and remedies, as well as determine whether the University needs to take further action to make victims, witnesses, and the rest of the campus community safe, as well as take steps to prevent a re-occurrence and eliminate sexual misconduct."