The Daily Tar Heel
Printing news. Raising hell. Since 1893.
Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 Newsletters Latest print issue

We keep you informed.

Help us keep going. Donate Today.
The Daily Tar Heel

Campus police are currently investigating an incident of a male fondling a female without consent.

An Alert Carolina was sent out at 3:40 p.m. about the incident at Davis Library at 11 a.m.

UNC spokesperson Randy Young confirmed that the female victim is a UNC student.

The suspect is in his mid-40s, weighs around 200 pounds and is about 5 feet 8 inches tall.

“He was wearing a fisherman-style hat, a short-sleeved tan shirt with a black collar, dark pants, a gold watch and carrying a green backpack,” the Alert Carolina said.

The Alert Carolina asked that if anyone had any information about the incident or the suspect that they should call 9-1-1.

Forcible fondling is a crime under the Clery Act. Clery Act crimes are complied in an Annual Security Report.

The Clery Act defines forcible fondling as “the touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.”

In 2015, eight incidents of forcible fondling happened on campus ­— three of which occurred in residence halls, according to the security report.

The Alert Carolina email said it would update the website with any further details.

To get the day's news and headlines in your inbox each morning, sign up for our email newsletters.