Oconomowoc man charged in Marquette sexual assaults
MILWAUKEE — 21-year-old Kendrick Mitchell is now charged in connection with the sexual assaults of two women near the Marquette University campus.
Our news partners at Waukesha Patch received the criminal complaint against Kendrick Mitchell. It accuses him of grabbing the buttocks of two women in two separate incidents on Saturday, September 29th and then lying to police about it.
Mitchell was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Friday, October 5th with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and one count of obstructing an officer.
You can read more details included in the criminal complaint in an article on Waukesha Patch.
If convicted, Mitchell faces up to 27 months in prison and $30,000 in fines.
Since the alleged assault, Marquette officials urged all students, staff, guests and visitors to:
- Walk in pairs or groups, being aware of your surroundings at all times.
- Use the LIMO and safety patrol services provided by DPS. Call 8-6363 for SSP escorts.
- During evening hours watch for the new LIMO with strobe lights patrolling the perimeters of campus; the driver may ask if you want a ride or want to request a walking escort.
- Make sure someone knows when you leave and when to expect you back.
- Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones at a high volume.
- Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys and parking lots.
- Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
- Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to DPS using one of the more than 300 blue light phones on and near campus.
- If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact DPS using one of the more than 300 blue light phones on and near campus.
- If you plan to drink, do so in moderation to avoid putting yourself in a position of increased risk.
- If approached, give up your property.
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