UPDATE 2: We wish to respect the identify and reputation of all individuals involved. During the continuing investigation, information has surfaced that places the alleged incident in question. Campus Police are continuing to investigate the relationship between the parties involved andofficers will conduct more interviews before action, if any, takes place. – Via Fred Peters


Early Friday morning Campus Police responded to a call regarding an alleged sexual assault in the Ornelas B Dormitory.

“The alleged attempted incident involved two individuals and several possible witnesses/persons with information. TJC detectives are piecing together their relationship and the allegations. Once the facts are determined then appropriate measures will be taken in accordance to law. The suspect has been identified and it has been determined that he is not a TJC student,” said Fred Peters, director of public affairs and grant development.

It is not yet know if an arrest has been made or if Campus Police have attempted to notify the residents of the hall.

According to OneInFourUsa.org, “Rape is common worldwide, with relatively similar rates of incidence across countries, with 19%-28% of college women reporting rape or attempted rape in several countries. In many countries, survivors are treated far worse than in the U.S.”

We will update this story as soon as new information becomes available.


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  1. This is something that I think is a very important issue. To keep people aware and also give a description of the offender.

  2. This makes you not care so much about the lanyard policy. knowing that the alleged offender wasn’t a student makes you consider what we mostly consider “annoying policies” on campus more soberly.

  3. As a female, this is disheartening to hear. I understand that the campus has certain procedures and protocols, but if this sexual assault attempt is a result of the “broken Ornelas door” that is being denied by campus safety officials, then shame on those in the position to fix and potential eliminate all threats such as this. While rape is not designated to one area or population, female college students need to be especially aware of their surroundings both day and night. I am thankful to read that there were witnesses to this act that could capture and arrest the attacker. Ladies, get your pepper spray! TJC campus safety, please don’t dismiss or ignore security issues because you simply want to brush a mistake under the rug. These are our lives at risk, no matter how big or small the incident may seem, we all trust you to do the right thing.

  4. I feel like this is something that can so easily be downplayed as there are so many cases that go unnoticed. I hope that this one person speaking up will allow others the ability and voice to speak up if this happens to them.


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