Campus Crime Alert: Indecent Assault on Texas A&M University Bus

Campus Crime Alert: Indecent Assault on Texas A&M University Bus

In accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), Texas A&M University Police Department (UPD) has issued a crime alert following an incident of indecent assault.

On January 29, 2024, at approximately 7:15 am, a female victim reported an indecent assault on Bus Route 27 Ring Dance. The suspect, a white middle-aged male with glasses, gray hair, wearing jeans, a black leather jacket, a black “Team Ukraine” ball cap, and carrying a briefcase, boarded the bus at the Wolf Pen Creek stop. The victim stated that the suspect touched her inappropriately during the ride. The suspect left the bus at the Trigon bus stop and was last seen walking along Coke Street.

The identity of the suspect remains unknown, and this incident follows a similar one reported to the Title IX Office on January 10, 2024.

Texas A&M University Police Department urges anyone with information about this incident or other related incidents to contact them at 979-845-2345.

In response to this alert, all bus riders are advised to trust their instincts. If uncomfortable with someone’s behavior, individuals are encouraged to exit the bus, change seats, and/or notify the driver immediately. The university also encourages students, faculty, and staff to be active bystanders by intervening if they witness suspicious behavior.

Sexual assault prevention measures and information are provided, emphasizing that indecent assault is not the fault of the victim, and the responsibility lies with the perpetrator. Recognizing danger signals, such as controlling behaviors, anger when personal limits are set, and deliberate disregard for personal boundaries, is highlighted as crucial.

The Clery Act mandates the university to notify the public about such incidents, and alongside this obligation, Texas A&M University emphasizes the importance of providing information on protective measures.