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GS police investigating series of sexual battery incidents
3 reported on Gold bus route this month
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Georgia Southern University police are investigating three incidents of reported sexual battery involving an unknown male who made "unwanted physical contact" with females on a university transit bus.

University officials issued a "timely warning" on its website ( Monday after a woman reported being victimized, according to GS police incident reports. The statement addressed "incidents of unwelcome physical contact with females by an unknown male on GS transit buses."

The woman reported the incident Saturday, although it took place Aug. 17 on the Gold bus route on Akins Boulevard between 12:15-12:44 a.m., reports stated. This was the third such incident reported.

Another incident occurred Aug. 17 between 5-5:45 p.m. on the same route, but reports did not list a specific location for the incident.

And on Aug. 19, another woman reported being groped by an unknown man between 10:30 a.m. and 2:27 p.m. while she was on the Gold bus route on Georgia Avenue, reports said.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Georgia Southern University police at (912) 478-5234; via the LifeSafe app; or online through the anonymous tip line, Eagle Eye Witness, at

Students are urged to contact Public Safety immediately should they be a victim of or observe a criminal act or suspicious person or incident.

Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.



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