University of Oklahoma (OU) police are searching for two suspects in two separate sexual assaults that occurred on campus last week.
The first incident reportedly occurred at 401 West Brooks at around 8:40 p.m. on Thursday.
The suspect, described as an Asian male, allegedly grabbed the male victim’s hand and placed it on the suspect’s clothed genital area.
Police said the suspect then apologized and headed to a restroom. The victim, on the other hand, left the area and called the authorities.
The suspect is believed to be in his mid-20s, standing 5 feet and 7 inches tall, with short hair and a mustache. He was seen wearing a black hoodie and black pants and carrying a black backpack, according to reports.
The second incident occurred at the 1200 block of N. Everett Drive at around 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, less than 48 hours after the first sexual assault was reported.
This time, police declined to provide details on the assault.
However, they described the suspect as a Hispanic male, standing 5 feet and 8 inches tall, with a stocky build, short straight hair, a “buzz cut” on the sides and a short and/or stubble beard.
He was seen wearing a solid gray hoodie, jeans and work boots and allegedly fled in a White Chevy Silverado single cab.
OU sophomore Lanston Strong told KFOR that he has heard of similar stories.
“It’s actually very surprising… I would say I feel safe,” Strong said. “I’ve definitely heard stories of it happening before, but never like this close to where I live.”
Investigations into both cases are ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the OU Police Department at 405-271-4911. Meanwhile, those who have experienced sexual assault, abuse or stalking on campus are encouraged to call an OU Advocate at 405-615-0013.