KTLA- Nearly six months after an LMU student was raped at an off-campus Halloween party, the university has offered a $20,000 reward to anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of the assailant, school officials recently said.
The LAPD released a sketch of the person responsible for raping a Loyola Marymount University student at an off-campus Halloween party in the early morning hours of Nov 1, 2014.
“This is not something we would normally do,” Loyola Marymount University Vice President of Communications and Government Relations Kathleen Flanagan said. “However, after months of investigation by both the police and our Department of Public Safety, we have no leads. We hope this could make a difference. A reward might encourage someone to come forward.”
A campus news release announcing the reward on Tuesday states the student was raped shortly after midnight on Nov. 1, 2014, in the 8700 block of Yorktown Avenue in Westchester (map).
“Most sexual assault involves a known suspect. In this case, the facts point to an unknown assailant,” Flanagan said in an email statement.
“We need the people who attended this party to step up and be real adults, come forward and tell the truth,” the article, signed by “parents of an LMU student,” stated. “We need them to show half the courage our daughter has shown. Anyone who was at the party who has not been interviewed by LAPD – contact them and contribute to catching this rapist.”
DISCLAIMER: Rape is not funny.
However, if you were going to try to make a joke about it this one would most likely start "Willy Wonka, Robert Durst and Bruce Jenner walk into a bar and cum into a cup..." and end with "...their bastard child raped a woman at an off campus college party". I'm usually not the type of person to label someone at a party as "rapey", but I have also never been at a party with a guy wearing a white top hat. Talk about the ballsiest rapist in history. The only thing non-descript about this guy is the lack of personality behind those soulless eyes. Come on man. Everyone knows the key to getting away with rape is to play the role of an overly happy black man in outrageous sweaters, not play a serial killer white dude with shoulder length hair that just stole the headgear of a 1960's private detective.
Normally I would say that it's ridiculous to assume that every one at a party knows someone else at that party. Especially at an off campus college party. However, in this case, someone is definitely hiding something. You don't just show up to a party and not know where the guy with the white top hat is at all times. That's how you end up with roofies in the punch bowl or missing a rape that's happening in an adjacent room. I don't want to question this guy's style, but if you really like white top hats isn't it a pretty bad idea to rape someone in one? Once you commit a felony in a top hat you are automatically not a top hat guy anymore. Worst decision this guy has ever made. Probably had an entire closet full of top hats that he had to incinerate. I guess the person I feel bad for here, besides the victim obviously, is the one other guy on campus that is undoubtedly a top hat guy as well. Had to change up his whole style even though all his sex, or lack thereof, is consensual. You want to find the suspect? Just bring in all the guys on campus in funny hats. He may be out of the top hat game, but there's no chance he's out of the ridiculous hat game. A tiger doesn't change it's stripes. My best guess? Detain everyone in a fedora.