Timely Warning

Published: April 4th, 2021

Category: Timely Warning-Gainesville

SUBJECT: Fondling/Exposur
CR# 21-0319
DATE OF INCIDENT: 04/04/2021
DATE OF RELEASE: 04/04/2021
Under the Clery Act, the University of Florida issues Timely Warning messages regarding Clery Act crimes which pose a serious and continuing threat to the campus community.

At 4:29 p.m. on April 4, 2021, The University of Florida Police Department received an anonymous report that earlier in the day at 4:15 p.m., on the sidewalk behind Kappa Delta, unknown black male in his early twenties wearing a white t-shirt walked up behind the complaint and touched his genitals against the complaint’s butt. The complaint stated they told the responded “No”, the black male then started to shake his exposed at the complaint, at which time the complaint ran away.

At 4:46 p.m. on April 4, 2021 the University of Florida Police Department received additional phone call with similar descriptions of the reported fondling. The caller advised similar description of the suspect as reported earlier from the anonymous source.

At 9:41 p.m. on April 4, 2021 the University of Florida Police Department received an additional phone call advising that earlier today at 4:20 p.m. a suspect matching the description from the two earlier off campus incidents exposed his genitals to the victim while on sorority row. The University of Florida Police Department is currently investigating this incident that occurred on campus.

The University of Florida strongly believes that no person is responsible for harm inflicted by another person.
Sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are prohibited and will not be tolerated at the University of Florida.

Criminal incidents can be reported to UF CSAs who are designated, trained, and mandatory reporters under the Clery Act when victims chose not to report to law enforcement.

Reporting to law enforcement is encouraged by calling 9-1-1 or through the GatorSafe app.

The University of Florida defines consent as, “An act or statement that is knowing, freely given, and mutually understood to communicate a willingness to engage in the activity. It is the responsibility of each person involved in any sexual act to ensure that they have the Consent of the other(s).
• The existence of a dating or sexual relationship between the people involved, or the existence of a past sexual encounter, is not by itself an indication of Consent for any current or future sexual encounter.
• Consent cannot be obtained by force, threat, Coercion, or by causing a reasonable fear of imminent injury.
• For sexual activity to be consensual, Consent must be ongoing throughout the sexual encounter. A person can withdraw Consent at any time. Consent to one sexual act does not automatically constitute Consent to another sexual act.
• A person withdraws Consent by clearly communicating withdrawal through words or actions.
• Consent to engage in sexual activity with one person does not automatically constitute Consent to engage in sexual activity with another person.
• Lack of protest or resistance, alone, is not Consent.
• A person who is incapacitated cannot give Consent (Regulations of the University of Florida, 4.040).

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