Groper on Loose at SJ State

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011  |  Updated 12:56 PM PDT
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Groper on Loose at SJ State

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Gropers, beware: the police are looking for you.

Police at San Jose State University are on alert and searching for a man who allegedly touched a female student on Monday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

The man, whose appearance was not described, apparently approached the woman near the campus's administration building between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Monday and offered her a cigarette. The tobacco temptation was enough cover for the man to lure the victim into an alcove in a nearby building, where he groped her, according to police.

The bad touch sent the victim running, though the groper tried to sustain the contact, according to the newspaper. The woman escaped via a Valley Transportation Authority bus, which she took to the end of the line at Snell Avenue and Capitol Expressway, police said. The man followed her onto the bus but got off at an unknown stop.

Anyone who may have witnessed the alleged assault is asked to call San Jose State University police at 408-924-2222. Those wishing to remain anonymous can e-mail sjsu@tipnow.org or text or call 408-337-2919.

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