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Man who was reported harassing female students banned from and escorted off campus

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On Wednesday evening, University police banned the man who was reported harassing female students from campus and escorted him off University premises.

According to Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) spokesperson Bill Larson, the police found the man on University property and handed him a letter from the University banning him from campus. The letter stipulates that if the man attempts to access campus again, he will be arrested.

The police immediately escorted him and his vehicle off campus.  

Kyra Pelton ’20 was on a run down Palm Drive when she noticed two police cars and five or six policemen stopped on the side of the road questioning a man. She recognized the man as the offender from a picture that had circulated in a group chat.

“They weren’t arresting him but they were talking to him,” Pelton said. “[The cops seemed] very stern.”

The sophomore undergraduate who filed the police complaint against the man said she felt relieved.

“I feel significantly safer and I’m really really appreciative of the fact that the police took this as seriously as they did,” the student said.

She reported him on Sunday afternoon for following and harassing her and other female students in the Cecil H. Green Library and Tresidder Memorial Union.

The student –– who was planning to go to LAIR in Tresidder Memorial Union tonight ––  added that she hopes the man respects the terms of the order.

 

Contact Alex Tsai at aotsai ‘at’ stanford.edu.

Alex Tsai ’21 is a desk editor for The Daily’s University beat. She was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to La Jolla, CA for high school. Alex is a member of the varsity lacrosse team and is interested in computer science. She is also developing the Daily mobile app. Contact her at aotsai 'at' stanford.edu.