August 15, 2013

The Riley County Police Department and the Kansas State University Police Department are cautioning the K-State community and the general public about walking alone at night after a sexual assault was reported in the early morning hours of August 11, 2013. It was reported that a rape occurred in Manhattan near campus by an unknown suspect. This case is currently under investigation by RCPD.

Those who walk at night are reminded to walk in pairs or small groups. Persons with affiliation to K-State are urged to use services like Wildcat Walk (a free service to students, faculty, staff and guests of KSU).

Those who observe or may have observed suspicious persons or have information about this case are encouraged to contact the Riley County Police Department (785-537-2112) or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers (785-539-7777). Kansas State University Police Department may also be contacted with tips via an anonymous web service, “Silent Witness” (

Crime Stoppers accepts text and web tips and ensures that your information is kept anonymous. For more information on how to submit a tip visit them online at