Houston & Peach

FVSU invites students to move on campus after sexual assaults

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.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.