at Sheraton Hotel
Sunday, February 10, 2002, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 21-year-old
woman enrolled in a program at Penn was sexually assaulted inside
a hotel room at the Sheraton Hotel, 36th and Chestnut Streets,
by a man with a gun.
Division of Public Safety's Special Services Department is providing
the woman with necessary support services.
The Philadelphia Police Department's Special Victim's Unit is
actively investigating the incident.
assailant is described as a black male, 20-25 years old; 5'9"-5'10",
with a thin build, medium complexion, and a thin beard. He was
wearing a black ski cap, black hooded sweatshirt, black jacket
with white markings, dark blue jeans, and yellow boots.
you see a person matching the above description, do not approach.
Contact the Penn Police by calling "511"on-campus, or (215) 573-3333
off-campus, or use the nearest blue light emergency phone.
Taken by the Division of Public Safety
plainclothes and uniformed patrol inside and out at Sheraton
non-Penn affiliates moved off students' floor at Sheraton
two informational sessions with English Language Programs, Penn
Women's Center, CAPS and Sheraton Security Administrators
security meeting at Sheraton to discuss technology and security
to be Taken
Services to increase safety presentations & Rape Aggression
Defense (RAD) clinics; to schedule a RAD clinic, call (215) 898-4481.
police and security patrols to continue.
you're a survivor of a sexual assault who decides not to notify
Public Safety and/or the Philadelphia Police, please: Secure medical
the Penn Women's Center, (215) 898-8611 or
and Psychological Services, (215) 898-7021;
personally with the Director of Special Services Department,
the WOAR Hotline, (215) 985-3333.
of Public Safety
who is the victim of a "Sensitive Crime" is encouraged to
seek support and assistance, and to report the incident. An
individual may contact the Special Services Unit by calling
(215) 898-6600, 24-hours-a-day. A person may also call the
Penn Police by using any of the 225 blue light phones located
on and around the campus, by calling 511 through a University
phone, or by dialing (215) 573-3333.
a person contacts the Special Services and/or the Detective
Unit, they will be advised of all of the medical, psychological,
legal and support services available on and off campus. Additionally,
the victim will be assisted in accessing these services. For
a listing of services available see www.upenn.edu/police/
of Public Safety
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 23, February 19, 2002
February 19, 2002
Volume 48 Number 23