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Timely Notice - Fondling Incident UPDATE 9/24/2015


Date: 9/20/15 

Incident : Repeated attempts to engage in unwanted physical contact (Fondling). On 9/22/15, the Department of Public Safety alerted members of the College community of a reported fondling incident that occurred at Olde Club in the early morning hours of 9/20/15.  

On 9/24/15 the Department of Public Safety was able to positively identify the individual involved in this incident.  This individual is not a member of the Swarthmore College community. The Swarthmore Borough Police have been notified and the subject will be banned from college property. Thank you to the members of the College community who provided information that aided in the investigation.
Public Safety reminds all community members to follow these crime prevention tips: 

    * Report suspicious activity or suspicious people immediately. 
    * Stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Be aware and prepared. 
    * Trust your instincts, and if you do not feel comfortable in a place or situation, leave.

The Federal Clery Act requires that colleges with a campus public safety agency must, in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes, report to the campus community crimes that fall into certain categories and that are considered by the institution to represent a continuing threat to the campus community.  The Department of Public Safety refers to these notices as "Timely Warning Notices."  This Timely Warning Notice is issued according to this requirement.  Not every instance of a Clery crime represents a continuing threat to the community and therefore Timely Warning Notices are not issued in every instance of a Clery crime on or near the campus.


Michael J. Hill
Director of
Public Safety
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081