Statement from CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison on Arrest of Student for Sexual Assault

Dear CSUN Community,

I want to share a development in the investigation of recent incidents of sexual assault that have affected students at California State University, Northridge and others. I am grateful to the brave students and women who stepped forward to provide information to the police regarding sexual assaults. In order to be proactive and encourage other students to come forward, I conducted a press conference this afternoon, where CSUN Chief of Police Anne Glavin (anne.glavin@csun.edu) provided the following information:

At 12:30 p.m. Friday, August 3, CSUN Police Services arrested Davis Moreno-Jaime on a warrant for sexual assault. This is an ongoing multijurisdictional investigation involving several law enforcement agencies. CSUN Police Services and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the help of the CSUN community and the community at large as there are believed to be additional survivors of this suspect. Regardless of where the crime occurred, if you or someone you know was victimized by this individual, please contact LAPD Detectives Arellano or Arguelles at (818) 832-0609 or CSUN Detective Sgt. Rene Lino at (818) 677-6919.

CSUN has a zero-tolerance policy concerning sexual violence. To any who have been victim-survivors of sexual violence, you have the support and care of the CSUN community. I also want to strongly encourage anyone who has been a victim-survivor of — or has information about — acts of sexual violence to contact CSUN or local police.

Again, I want to make it clear — CSUN does not tolerate sexual assault. Period. We do not take the crimes committed by or against members of our community lightly. Our highest priority during this time is to protect and support our students. Please know that we are doing everything in our power to bring justice to the victim-survivors and to prevent sexual violence at CSUN.

As a community, CSUN is working together to keep our campus safe. If anything does occur, please report it. Report it so we can support you. Report it so we can keep our campus safe.

On behalf of the CSUN community, we extend our deepest sympathies to everyone impacted by these disgusting crimes. Finally, I want to thank CSUN Police Services and the Los Angeles Police Department for their dedication, tenacity and coordinated efforts that culminated in this arrest.

If you are a victim-survivor of any form of sexual misconduct or are seeking to help someone who is, the following CSUN and community resources are available:

  • Strength United (818) 886-0453 is a CSUN community resource chartered through CSUN’s Michael D. Eisner College of Education. Strength United provides confidential 24-hour crisis counseling and a response team of certified advocates ready to assist victim-survivors with obtaining medical assistance and resources, including accompanying a victim-survivor to the Center for Assault Treatment Services at Northridge Hospital; assisting with the initiation of a university and/or criminal investigation and accompanying victim-survivors to investigative proceedings and adjudication hearings; and other forms of advocacy and support.
  • Campus Care Advocate, Paria Zandi (818) 677-7492 provides a confidential resource on campus for students, faculty and staff who wish to discuss any matters related to sexual violence, relationship abuse, domestic violence, gender-based harassment and stalking.
  • Title IX Coordinator (818) 677-2077 can assist with linkages to campus and community support resources and can walk you through your rights and options, from medical and counseling services to advocacy support services, university accommodations, and mechanisms of accountability.
  • Department of Police Services (818) 677-2111 is a resource for reporting all sexual violence crimes for criminal investigation, information on and assistance with protective orders, personal safety plans, crime prevention information, and self-defense training.
  • University Counseling Services (818) 677-2366 is available to provide emotional support and counseling for students.
  • Klotz Student Health Center (818) 677-3666 provides health services at little or no cost to currently enrolled students.
  • Center for Assault Treatment Services at Northridge Hospital (818) 885-8500 is a member of the 24-hour/7-day-per-week Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) program in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys that provides support for sexually and domestically abused women and children. C⋅A⋅T⋅S’ mission is to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to victim-survivors of domestic and sexual assault and child victims of sexual abuse in a supportive and comforting environment. They also provide forensic medical exams and treatment for victims/survivors.

To help stop sexual misconduct, survivors and bystanders must feel they have effective resources to pursue and that they will be supported and taken seriously. If you are a survivor of sexual misconduct, we are here for you.

Dianne F. Harrison, Ph.D.