From time to time the Elmhurst College Office of Campus Security publishes crime alerts to make the public aware of increased criminal activity within our community.
Campus Security received a delayed report of a forcible sex offense which occurred in Stanger Hall on March 12, 2015.
The victim reported that a known suspect engaged in sexual contact without consent in the suspect’s residence hall room, and attempted to prevent the victim from leaving.
Under Illinois Law…
Sexual Assault is defined as:
Penetration (could be oral, anal or vaginal), by force or threat of force, or when the victim is unable to give knowing consent. If an individual is “incapacitated from drugs or alcohol” (i.e. drunk) she or he cannot give consent.
Sexual Abuse is defined as:
An act of sexual conduct by the use of force or threat of force. “Sexual conduct” means any intentional or knowing touching or fondling, either directly or through clothing, of the sex organs, anus, or breast by victim or the accused, for sexual gratification or arousal.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The key to any sexual activity is ensuring that participants engage knowingly, and willingly, in the activity. Any sexual activity without consent, or after consent has been withdrawn, violates Illinois law.
Note: This incident will be included in our annual Security & Fire Safety Report as a Sex Offense - Forcible, consistent with Federal crime reporting definitions contained in the Clery Act.
Campus Security Main Number: (630) 617-3000