Arizona State University police: Two sought in recent groping, exposure incidents

Posted at 2:45 PM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 00:35:43-05

Authorities have released descriptions of two people reported to have been involved in harassing female students on Arizona State University's main campus recently.

Around 4 a.m. on January 29, police say a man approached a woman near McAllister Avenue and University Drive, grabbed her buttocks and ran. The suspect is described as a white man of medium build in his 20s, about 5'9" tall with dirty blonde hair, facial hair and glasses.

On February 2 around 12:45 p.m. police say man followed a student into the Tyler Street Parking Garage and exposed his genitals to her before running away. The suspect in that incident is described as a white man of medium build with dark hair in a "buzzed" cut and a pronounced gap between his teeth.

Students said the actions of the men made them feel less safe when walking around campus.

"It makes me a lot more uncomfortable," said student Mitzi Campos. I'm kind of happy that I'm walking with somebody else instead of walking alone."

"I think as a student when you go to school, you expect to be safe," said Alejandra Charcas, another student. "It is a little disturbing if it's a reoccurring thing."

"I have late classes sometimes, so I'm leaving or I am studying, and I don't want to be walking around late at night if there is some weird guy touching people or showing stuff," Campos said.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the Arizona State University Police Department.