The Mobile County District Attorney’s Office and Mobile Police Department are working with the USA Campus Police investigating an alleged assault and abduction on The University of South Alabama’s campus.
A spokesperson with MPD says Mobile’s sexual assault unit is helping investigate.
“USA is a smaller police force and we do investigate our own crimes but we understand that there are times that we reach out to other agencies, other agencies in our area and we have done that,” said USA Police Chief Zeke Aull.
Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich released the following statement Thursday, April 24:
“We work side by side with all law enforcement agencies in Mobile County to solve Crimes and prosecute criminals. USA campus police included. The investigation into this case does not end by USA police outside of the campus. We will work together to make sure that the suspect is apprehended regardless of whether or not he is on campus.”
For some students, this crime has sparked discussion about changes they want to see with campus safety.
“I would defiantly park up closer and try to get the school to put some lights out here and all this a really dark,” one student said.
Another suggested having stations for police across campus and putting up more lights near the parking area.
Some students say for the most part, they feel safe on campus but they’re going to pay closer attention to their surroundings while this sexual predator is still on the loose.
Campus police say they’re working with the victim to create a composite sketch of the suspect.