ASU Police are looking for a man accused of grabbing and groping a student at the main Tempe campus Wednesday afternoon, but this is just one of multiple sexual assaults on campus this year.
According to the university’s crime alert website, a man raped a woman, who was not a student, near ASU’s downtown campus on March 4.
Last month, a man raped a female student at a campus dorm in Tempe, and on Jan. 17, a victim allowed an unknown male into her room to use the bathroom and the suspect detained and fondled the student before leaving the area.
ASU police are now urging safety among students.
“Well, we carry pepper spray with us,” said Bianca Ren, a freshman at ASU.
Another student keeps up with crime alert notifications ASU sends her.
“The only thing I wish was that we got them once [the crimes] are reported because we usually we get them a day or two after the fact that it was reported,” said Giselle Retana, also a freshman.
Police are reminding students about emergency call boxes all over school campuses. More than 600 of them have been placed in areas easy to reach.
ASU police say more than 500 emergency calls have been made through the call boxes in the last year, from March 2018 to March 2019.
If you have any information on these incidents, you're asked to contact ASU police at (480) 965-3456.