University of Central Oklahoma police seek person of interest in campus sexual assault
University of Central Oklahoma campus police are looking for a person of interest after a reported sexual battery in a campus dormitory. UCO officials didn't release the name of the person of interest.
EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma campus police are looking for a “person of interest” after a reported sexual battery in a campus dormitory.
UCO officials didn't release the name of the person being sought. University spokeswoman Adrienne Nobles said the university is waiting for the Oklahoma County district attorney's office to file charges before releasing the person's name.
According to an incident report, the assault took place about 2 p.m. Sept. 23.
According to a notice sent to UCO students on Sept. 26, the suspect is a light-skinned black male in his early 30s. The suspect is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and between 160-180 pounds, with a shaved head and thin mustache and beard.
The suspect used the first name Marcus, and the name “Perkins” was tattooed on his left forearm, according to the notice.
According to the alert, the 18-year-old man met the suspect in a common area in Murdaugh Hall and then went into a dorm room, where the incident took place.
Nobles said university officials are updating students who live on campus and in Greek houses as the situation changes. The university is urging students to be aware of their surroundings and for students who live on campus to keep doors and windows locked, she said.
UCO had two forcible sexual offenses in 2010, the most recent year for which records are available, according to data collected under the federal 1990 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The campus saw two such offenses in 2009, and one in 2008.
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