According to the e-mail, the incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, and the students described the suspect as having “grayish-brown hair” and “a protruding stomach.”
Public Safety and Borough Police searched the area, but the suspect was not located. Borough Police is continuing to investigate the incident, the e-mail said.
This was the fifth reported on-campus case of lewdness since the middle of last spring.
This latest reported incident comes two months after the Aug. 2 arrest of Wilson Arnoldo Munoz, who is charged with exposing himself to a woman on campus earlier that day.
Munoz’ arrest followed three similar incidents of lewdness in April and May, for which no arrests have yet been made.
On April 18, two female students, each of whom was walking alone at the time, reported encountering a man who was masturbating and who exposed his genitals to them. And on May 18, a female student reported that she was approached by a man who was masturbating while he asked her for directions.
Each of these spring incidents occurred within a few hundred feet of the August incident: in the East Pyne courtyard, near 1879 Hall and on the steps between Buyers and Witherspoon halls, respectively.
In April, Borough Police also arrested two men in connection with separate alleged incidents of criminal sexual contact on campus.
Police officers arrested an unidentified man in connection with an incident that took place at around 3:20 a.m. on April 19 at Alexander Beach. A female student reported that she was grabbed by a man who “reached under her clothes to touch her,” according to a campus-wide safety alert.
On April 17, Muhammad Kader was arrested for touching and attempting to kiss a University employee in Alexander Hall. Kader was working as a waiter for an outside catering company.