Fort Valley State University is offering temporary campus housing to female students living near the university through the end of the semester, May 11.
Pamela Berry-Johnson, university spokeswoman, said the offer is in direct response to a serial rapist thought by authorities to be behind a dozen break-ins near the FVSU campus. He’s raped two women and attempted to rape two others.
A law enforcement task force has been formed, and the GBI has been called in. The suspect is described as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighing between 130 and 150 pounds. He’s worn dark clothing and a bandanna during the break-ins.
Other proactive measures taken by FVSU include text, email and phone alerts to students about area crimes, enhanced safety awareness training opportunities, and the recent implementation of a special website designed to provide information about safety. The website is www.fvsu.edu/safe.
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