San Jose State University police searching for sexual assault suspect

San Jose State University

SAN JOSE (KRON) — San Jose State University police are searching for a sexual assault suspect, police said.

Authorities said the sexual assault happened on Monday at the university’s South Campus.

The University Police Department said a woman was sexually assaulted at about 4 a.m. Monday in the university’s Park & Ride Lot at South Seventh Street and East Humboldt Street.

The woman was using a portable toilet located near the bus shelter when a man, who had followed her, forced open the door and sexually assaulted her, according to police.

The attack was interrupted by friends of the victim and the suspect fled on a bicycle, police said.

The suspect is described as being in his 30s or 40s and having a thin mustache and two braids in his hair. He was wearing a pea coat, dark jeans and no shirt.

Anyone who has information about this crime or a similar crime, who may have been a witness, or who can provide additional information is urged to call the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222.

People who want to remain anonymous can use the department’s TipNow system by calling or texting 408-337-2919 or emailing sjsu@tipnow.org.

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