Sexual Assault Prompted Warning to MSU Students

A sexual assault prompted a warning to Midwestern State Students.

The Wichita Falls Police Department reported a sexual assault at the French Quarter apartments on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 1 a.m.

The victim told police she walked out to the parking lot was attacked by an unknown man. The suspect is described as a white male, 20-30 years old, 5'8" tall and weighs approximately 170 lbs., short blonde hair, brown eyes, medium build and clean shaven.

The following is a list of crime prevention tips for all MSU students, faculty and staff. All persons should:

  • Be alert!
  • Walk with confidence and purpose.
  • Walk in well lighted areas and never walk alone.
  • Ask a co-worker or a neighbor to escort you.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Know who's around you and what's going on.
  • Don't let drugs or alcohol cloud your judgment.
  • Trust your gut. If your instincts tell you to leave, then leave immediately.
  • If you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, remove yourself from the situation.
  • If you think you're being followed, change  directions and look for open stores, restaurants, or a lighted home.
  • If an attack does occur, contact police and seek medical attention immediately.