Update: RCPD releases more info in sexual battery cases near K-State campus, finds suspect

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Update 3:55 p.m.: Riley County Police reported they have located the suspect as well as his vehicle. The suspect’s name has not been released.

The Collegian will update this article as we receive new information.

Update 1:15 p.m.: Riley County Police are looking for a man suspected of grabbing a woman in a sexual manner and groping another woman, in addition to three other instances of lewd and lascivious behavior.

In a Twitter thread Thursday afternoon, RCPD said it received a report Thursday morning from a woman that a man in his 20s grabbed her in a sexual manner in the 1100 block of Vattier Street near campus Thursday morning. Shortly after, another woman reported being groped by a man who fit the same description as the man in the first incident.

Two more reports came from two separate women who said a man fitting the description from the first two cases had exhibited lewd and lascivious behavior while they were in their vehicles. A fifth woman reported a similar incident near her home.

This is addition to a report of lewd and lascivious conduct the K-State Police department had received the day before, in which the suspect met the same description as in the other reports.

RCPD is looking for a white, 1996 GMC Acadia with a Mississippi license plate of AEC351 believed to be driven by the suspected man. Witnesses or anyone with information on the crime are asked to call K-State Police at 785-532-6412 or RCPD at 785-537-2112. Tips can also be sent to the department’s silent witness website or through its Live Safe mobile app.

The Collegian will update this story as additional information develops.

Original story:

Local law enforcement are looking for a man suspected of being involved in two cases of sexual battery and one case of lewd and lascivious conduct on or near campus, K-State Police said Thursday morning.

The first report, made Wednesday, is of lewd and lascivious conduct that occurred in a parking lot on the west side of the K-State Campus.

The next two reports, received by the Riley County Police Department Thursday, were of sexual battery in the 1100 block of Vattier Street.

The suspect is a man in an older-model, white GMC SUV with a Mississippi license plate, K-State Police said in the alert.

Witnesses or anyone with information on the crime are asked to call K-State Police at 785-532-6412 or RCPD at 785-537-2112.Tips can also be sent to the department’s silent witness website or through its Live Safe mobile app.

The Collegian will update this article as we receive new information.

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Kaylie Mclaughlin
My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the Editor in Chief of the Collegian. I grew up just outside of Kansas City in Shawnee, Kansas. I’m a junior in digital journalism with a minor in French and a secondary focus in international and area studies. As a third generation K-Stater, I bleed purple and my goal is to serve the Wildcat community with accurate coverage. I am fueled by a lot of coffee and I spend my (sparse) free time watching stand-up comedy.