Female student sexually assaulted in college restroom Thursday night

PITTSBURG (KRON) — A female student was assaulted Thursday night on the campus of Los Medanos College in Pittsburg.

The student reported a sexual battery incident of an unwanted person touching her.

The assault took place shortly afer 9:00 p.m. in a women’s restroom on the Main College Complex building, according to Contra Costa Community College District’s spokesperson, Tim Leong.

Pittsburg police was contacted and assisted in searching the building and the surrounding campus, it was determined the suspect was no longer on the campus.

The victim does not appear to be physically hurt.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 30’s, around 6 feet tall and a medium build, blue eyes, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, and a bandana over his face.

Campus police are working with Pittsburg police to find the person responsible, Leong stated, they are trying to communicate with the community and do have leads that are being followed up with research and investigation.

Police searched the area around the building after the assault but did not find anyone.

The Main College Complex building has security cameras and police will be reviewing the footage.

As part of normal communication protocol, the college’s system sent all students as well as staff an email and text to notify of the incident.

Safety is a top priority on campus and want to make sure the students and staff feel safe, it is taken very seriously that a student was assaulted in a manner in which is unacceptable in our college, Leong says.

Campus officials are increasing the police presence on campus and additional resources to help the community cope with this incident.

According to Leong, police are always around but not always in uniform or visible to students. They are around and know the nooks and cranny’s of the school so they aren’t always seen and don’t always want to be seen.

Starting on Monday, police will be out and viable in uniform.

Counseling is available to any students who need help, and a crisis team is available to help the victim, Leong said.

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