Purdue Police looking for groper on a skateboard

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Purdue Police want to talk to a man about a series of sexual assaults. on campus  Investigators said they know of three incidents, but admit there could be many more. It is a big issue around campus.

“I am just shocked that someone is going around and doing that,” said junior Brittany Wagner.

Police said someone, on a skateboard has been rolling up and feeling up female students.

“That is not a smart decision to go around and do that,” said junior Jill Griffin.  “That is not okay in any circumstance.”

The alleged assaults happened at Purdue’s Memorial Union, the parking lot on University Street and east of the Union.  Purdue officials are depending on students to step up and speak out.

“We have a program at Purdue where we say, ‘see something, say something.’  Right now we are telling students that they need to let us know,” said Purdue Spokeswoman Jeanne Norberg.

“Female students are more apt to be aware of their surroundings and I think it is really important for them to know what is going on around them,” said Griffin.”

Wagner said she will not feel safe, until this campus groper is caught.

“It will definitely make me make sure I am paying more aware of my surroundings and make sure I do not have my earbuds in and not being able to pay attention to what is going on,” said Wagner.  “It definitely makes me second-guess things a little bit.”

Investigators do not know if the person on surveillance video is a student at Purdue. They are not saying he is the one who groped the women on campus.  Campus police only want to find out what he knows.

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