The University became aware this afternoon of an off-campus sexual assault reported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The incident occurred on February 8, 2020, at approximately 3:45 AM on the 23900 block of Civic Center Way in Malibu. The sheriff’s department has issued a community alert indicating that the suspect entered an unlocked apartment and awoke the resident by sexually assaulting him or her. The suspect then apologized and rapidly exited the residence, possibly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The suspect is a male white adult, transient, approximately 30 years old, six feet tall and 170 pounds, with blonde hair and a long beard. The suspect remains at large and was last seen on the west end of Civic Center Way wearing all black clothing with a baseball hat. Individuals with any information regarding this suspect are encouraged to contact the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at 818.878.1808. Information can be provided anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” at 800.222.8477 or by visiting lacrimestoppers.org.
All Pepperdine community members are encouraged to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings and to take all necessary measures to secure their person and property. For on-campus, non-emergency security concerns, community members should call the Department of Public Safety at 310.506.4700. For emergencies, call 911 and then call Public Safety at 310.506.4441.