Towson University police have issued campus-wide safety warnings after two female students were assaulted.
Capt. Robert Novak said police e-mailed warnings and posted fliers last week reminding students to lock their doors and not to let unescorted guests into dormitories. Students also are being reminded that the university offers an escort service so that they don't have to walk alone.
The two assaults were reported last week and are being investigated by Baltimore County and university police.
The first assault - categorized as a third-degree sexual offense - took place Aug. 31 when an 18-year-old woman reported being fondled by a young man she and her roommate had met at a Towson restaurant, campus police said. The incident took place after the women returned to their dormitory room at Prettyman Hall. They left their door unlocked, and the man, accompanied by another man, was able to enter the room, police said.