A female was sexually assaulted at 10 p.m. on the first day of the school year in Oxford, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 27. The staff at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio notified the Miami University Police Department (MUPD) three days later on Thursday, Aug. 30.

The case was then transferred to the Oxford Police Department (OPD), according to an OPD incident report.

The suspect was described in an MUPD Safety Bulletin email sent out to students on Aug. 30 as a “white, college-aged male” with brown hair, brown eyes and a build of “approximately 170 pounds” around 5 feet 10 inches tall.

OPD officer Thomas Sikora wrote in OPD’s report that he met with McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Samantha Griffith, to pick up the sexual assault evidence and collection kit for OPD’s evidence room on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Griffith informed the OPD officer that the female did not wish to speak to any law enforcement agents at this time.

Miami University students who wish to report a sexual assault can contact any campus security enforcement, including MUPD (513-519-2222), OPD (513-523-4321), the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution (513-529-1417), any academic or student organization adviser as well as athletic coaches.

Additionally, sexual assault survivors can contact Sierra Clippinger (513-431-1111) who is Miami’s campus-based support specialist from Butler County’s office of Women Helping Women. Clippinger is not a mandatory reporter and can provide survivors with additional support and advice.


This article originally named the specialist from Women Helping Women as Nora McVey. McVey is no longer the representative for Miami’s campus and the story was updated to reflect that at 1:13 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.