CU Boulder police searching for sexual assault suspect after woman is attacked on east campus

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Posted at 5:42 AM, Oct 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-19 12:22:05-04

BOULDER, Colo. – CU Boulder police are looking for the public’s help to identify a sexual assault suspect who allegedly attacked a woman on campus late Monday night.

The sexual attack, which happened after the suspect reportedly struck the woman, occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. at 1480 30th Street, outside of the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), according to a news release from the CU Boulder Police Department.

"We don't usually see crimes like this. Our hearts go out to the survivor of this horrific crime," Deputy Chief Tom Matlock told Denver7 Tuesday.

The suspect is described as a tall white or light-skinned man with a long, dark beard, wearing several layers of clothing. He was also wearing what is described as work-style gloves with removable fingertips, police said.

"We thank [the victim] very much for her courage and the things that she did to call us immediately after, and we are doing everything we possibly can to find this individual and bring them to justice," Matlock said.

The deputy chief hopes the department will be able to release additional details on the suspect in the coming days.

"It's just a matter of being able to to look through hours of video and other areas to be able to try to get something," Matlock said.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or the suspect’s location is encouraged to contact CUPD at (303) 492-6666, and reference case number 2022-1782. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers by phone or text by calling 1-800-222-8477 or texting “NOCO" plus your tip to 274673.

Monday's incident follows another from mid-August, in which a man reportedly sexually assaulted a woman at the Williams Village North dorm rooms.

Last month, CU Boulder leadership held a town hall to answer concerns from students about sexual misconduct on campus. The town hall came one month after the university created a sexual misconduct task force to seek out best practices and interventions across the university to keep students safe.

CU Boulder police searching for sexual assault suspect after woman is attacked on east campus

CU Boulder shared these below resources and statement in regards to the Monday incident.

While we cannot discuss specific cases due to privacy laws, our community should know that we take allegations of sexual assault seriously, and those found responsible are held accountable.

All CU Boulder students, faculty and staff are subject to university policies, including the Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking policy, regardless of whether an alleged policy violation occurred on or off campus.


Allegations of sexual misconduct are reported to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) []. Anyone who would like to share information or discuss addressing such conduct can contact OIEC at 303-492-2127 or We also ask anyone with information on a crime to report it to the police.

We encourage a campus-wide culture of training, reporting and support through our Don’t Ignore It program: []


University community members seeking free and confidential support, trauma-focused counseling, and victim advocacy can also reach out to our Office of Victim Assistance [] at 303-492-8855 or