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Crime log reports cases of sexual misconduct, terroristic threat at Esperanza Hall

Two cases of sexual misconduct and one terroristic threat in September
Crime log reports cases of sexual misconduct, terroristic threat at Esperanza Hall - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

University crime logs show ten incidents of various infractions reported at Esperanza Hall as of Nov. 25 2019. Photo by Jose De La Rosa

Updated Dec. 16 12:06 p.m. 

Two cases of sexual misconduct and one case of a terroristic threat were reported on the daily university crime logs for the month of September. All three of the cases were reported to be in Esperanza Hall, on-campus dormitories at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. 

The two cases of sexual assault were reported on Sept. 5, at a later time from when they occurred. The first case was reported to have occurred on Sept. 1 around 9:45 p.m.-11 p.m. The second case was on Sept. 4 around 10 p.m. 11.59 p.m. University Police reports notes that both cases are still open. 

One case was formerly classified as assault but was later changed to aggravated sexual assault. 

The terroristic threat was reported on Sept. 4 and had occurred at 8:45 p.m. the same day at Esperanza Hall. This incident is currently under investigation by UPD. 

The Mesquite submitted a public information request to university law enforcement on Nov. 4 and is currently still pending review. 

University officials declined to make comments regarding the open investigation. Campus police did not provide information in an email exchange with university Police Chief Ron Davidson. 

Criminology junior Allauna Bailey, who has been a resident at Esperanza Hall for two years, commented on the absence of the reports at Esperanza Hall. 

“These are things we don’t know about, they don’t tell us,” Bailey said. “We should be allowed to know. We don’t need to know who the people are, we just need to know that there’s a situation. It’s concerning.” 

University crime reports are available outside of the police station in Madla 120. 

Updates were made to change grammatical errors within the story. 

About the Author

Liandre De la Uso
Liandre De la Uso
Leo is a junior business administration major with a minor in communications. While writing for several student-led publications, he has won awards from the Texas Community College Journalism Association, Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and Columbia Press Association. Now writing at the Mesquite, Leo is interested in covering national and state issues and their effects on the Southside community of San Antonio. He plans to write for a large metropolitan paper after graduating.

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