On Monday, April 30, a juvenile female reported to the Department of Public Safety that she was fondled by an adult male at DeNunzio Pool.
The incident occurred nearly a week earlier on Tuesday, April 24, at 6:45 p.m. during her swim practice, according to the email statement from the Princeton Alert system. The suspect was described as a white male, over five feet tall and of normal build, without facial hair or any other identifying features. He was last seen wearing jeans, a T-shirt, and running shoes.
Assistant Vice President for Communications Daniel Day explained that it is difficult to say whether the perpetrator is a student or not, since there are many swim teams from the Princeton area that visit the pool.
Day also acknowledged the gap between the day of the incident and report.
“Every victim processes these incidents differently, so we can’t speculate as to why there is a delay,” said Day, “but we’re really glad that this girl came forward to let us know about the attack.”
Day added that he is hopeful that that someone in the community will hear about the incident and will hand in information to help Public Safety catch the perpetrator. Public Safety is actively investigating the incident.
Public Safety was not available for comment at the time of publication.
Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call Public Safety immediately at 609-258-1000.