BYU Police Report Multiple Women Were Groped On Campus

Mar 28, 2021, 7:55 PM | Updated: Feb 14, 2023, 12:38 pm
Police said this surveillance video helped make an arrested in the attacks. (Used by permission, BY...
Police said this surveillance video helped make an arrested in the attacks. (Used by permission, BYU Police)
(Used by permission, BYU Police)

PROVO, Utah — BYU Police are looking for an unidentified man who allegedly groped multiple women on campus.

Five victims have reported being attacked by the man.

Officials said the first reported attack happened Saturday on Cougar Boulevard, and four subsequent attacks happened Sunday.

Two of the incidents took place at approximately early Saturday afternoon at Helaman Halls, between the Cannon Center and Taylor Hall, and the other two occurred at approximately about an hour and a half later near the Life Sciences Building.

The suspect is described as a white male of average build between the ages of 25 – 40. He stands about 6 feet tall and has thinning or balding blond hair. He was wearing dark glasses, a black mask, black puffy coat and light colored pants.

Around 9 p.m., BYU Police released two surveillance photos of the groping suspect.

“If somebody saw him or was another victim, please call us,” said Long. “The more people we have calling in, the more we can zone in. We have cameras all over campus and we can get a timeline and know any other victims we might have.”

In a “timely warning notice” issued by BYU Police Chief Matthew Andrus, he encouraged students to “travel with a companion when possible and immediately report any incidents or suspicious activity to BYU Police at 801-422-2222.”

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BYU Police Report Multiple Women Were Groped On Campus