Campus police are searching for a man who allegedly committed a “sex offense” between 2 and 3 a.m. Sunday near Terrace Drive, according to a Flash ALERT advisory.

The advisory described the suspect as a college-aged male who is about six feet tall with an average build and dark brown hair. He wore “darker colored” sweatpants and a surgical mask at the time of the incident.

Those with information about the suspect are encouraged to call Kent State Police at 330-672-3070. 

The advisory highlighted on-campus safety resources, such as the blue light emergency phones and campus escort service, which can be reached at 330-672-7004. The escort service is open 24/7 during the fall and spring semesters according to the safety and security website.

For more information on campus safety, visit the campus safety website.


KentWired will continue to update this developing story.

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