Sexual assault reported on campus

A man providing roadside assistance sexually assaulted a female student in parking lot 6 on Feb. 10, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Parking Lot located near the Music Building. The suspect arrived on the scene as roadside assistance aid and while charging the victim’s vehicle, proceeded to pull her toward him and grab her breasts and buttocks, according to officials.

The victim managed to pull away from the suspect and lock herself in her vehicle and drive away. She then called a friend and reported the incident to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The suspect is described as a Latino male between 35 and 40 years old with facial hair and was seen driving a white four-door Prius with a towing company logo on the side.

The incident was originally reported to the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Pierce Sheriff’s Department was first informed of the incident on Monday Feb. 24.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at (818) 719-6450.

Safety Tips

The Pierce College Sheriff’s Department suggests to always be alert of your surroundings, be familiar with the location of the blue emergency telephones on campus and do not hesitate to call law enforcement if you feel threatened by anyone. 


Additional reporting by Tracy Wright.