Search for serial rapist continues, police urge students to stay safe

Over the course of 17 years, the Kansas college rapist has sexually assaulted 14 women from Manhattan and Lawrence. As the investigation continues, Riley County Police Department Capt. Tim Hegarty said he wants to make sure all Kansas State University students remain safe.

“What we’re trying to do is increase student safety awareness about everything,” Hegarty said. “Obviously, we want students to be safe regardless of what they are doing, but [particularly] in the context of this investigation that has been going for close to 17 years.”

Hegarty said this is especially important with the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, as all but one of the attacks occurred during a school break.

To help students stay safe, Hegarty recommends being aware of one’s surroundings at all times. Hegarty also suggests getting to know one’s neighbors and those who frequent the area in order to notice if something or someone appears suspicious or out of place.


Source: The Collegian