BREAKING: Sexual assault reported at Hornet Commons

The incident was recorded as an ‘assault to commit rape’


Jacob Peterson

Editor’s note: Following a campus-wide email that was released on Oct. 27 by President Robert S. Nelsen, we’d like to clarify that Sac State officials confirmed that there have been three known and reported cases of sexual assaults that recently occurred at Sac State. Two of the incidents occurred in September and the latest one in October. 

A sexual assault that took place at an on-campus student living facility was reported to Sacramento State police on Friday, according to the department’s daily crime log

The crime log recorded that the incident occurred at Hornet Commons between 8:45 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. It stated the assault was an “assault to commit mayhem/rape and battery with serious bodily injury.” 

This incident refers to the first two assaults from late September and early October, that occurred on and off campus. According to a timely warning notice sent by police, those assaults are believed to be committed by the same suspect who was identified by police as a person that goes “Zayn.” 

Sac State Police Chief Chet Madison Jr. said he could not share any information at this time.

“This is an ongoing investigation, so there is nothing we can comment on due to the integrity of the investigation,” Madison said.

According to the bulletin, the case has been referred to the district attorney’s office. 

Sac State Police are still investigating both incidents. 

A third reported incident occurred near Eureka Hall on Oct. 8.

Madison said the suspect from Oct. 8 was arrested and cited with a misdemeanor sexual battery, but was released and barred from campus “pursuant to law.”

Anyone with information pertaining to the investigation or to report incidents of violence is encouraged to contact the Sac State Police Department at (916) 278-6000.