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TIMELY WARNING – Sexual Assault

Police are investigating a sexual assault reported to have taken place in the P-5 parking lot near Oak View Hall on Monday, September 5, or early Tuesday, September 6


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Updated: Thursday, September 8 - 4:26 p.m.

The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) has identified a suspect in the case of sexual assault reported to have taken place in the P-5 parking lot on Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The incident remains under investigation.

The OUPD would like to express its gratitude to all community members who have provided information related to the case.

Posted: Wednesday, September 7 – 4:09 p.m.

The Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) is investigating a sexual assault reported to have taken place between 11:24 p.m. on Monday, September 5, and 12:27 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

The incident is reported to have taken place in the P-5 parking lot, located immediately west of Oak View Hall on the north side of Main Campus.

The individual reporting the incident met the suspect after initially connecting on the Tinder mobile app. The incident took place during their first meeting in person.  

The suspect is described as a 21-year-old male standing 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing approximately 190 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. The suspect was driving a black 2019 Chevrolet Camaro.


The OUPD recommends that campus community members familiarize themselves with what constitutes sexual assault and, as a community, be vigilant in stopping it.

  • Always seek consent. Stop sexual advances if the other person indicates no interest, and
  • especially if they say "no." Engaging in any type of sexual activity without the explicit consent of a partner is sexual assault.
  • The absence of a "no" is not a "yes."
  • Having sex with a person who is incapacitated or unable to resist or consent (due to alcohol, drugs or unconsciousness) is committing a sexual assault.
  • If meeting someone for the first time, make sure to do so in a public place or with friends.
  • Trust your instincts. If a situation or location feels unsafe or uncomfortable, it probably is not the best place to be.
  • If you feel your safety is at risk, or need assistance or an escort on campus, please contact the Oakland University Police Department at (248) 370-3331.

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