Trinity Student Groped by Man With Camera: Police

Police are investigating after person inappropriately grabbed a Trinity College student while a group of men apparently videotaped the incident, police said.

According to authorities, two female students reported they saw a film crew driving around the Hartford campus and one of the men from the crew asked if they wanted to be recorded, then groped one of the student's breasts.

Hartford police said the school would not release the students' names or allow officers to look at the reports.

Police said officers tracked down and spoke with the film crew in question. It's not clear what came of the conversation. The victim did not cooperate with police, authorities said.

Trinity College notified students, faculty and staff via email around 9 p.m. the night of the incident. Michele Jacklin, a spokesperson for the college, said this is customary when a criminal incident happens on campus.

"Trinity has already taken numerous steps in the last two years to increase security on campus, including hiring a new campus safety director, a new assistant campus safety director (who begins today), additional campus safety officers, started a bicycle patrol unit, hired security officers from a private firm to enhance our own force, added surveillance cameras on campus, replaced outdoor lightbulbs and increased outdoor lighting, etc.," Jacklin said Monday in response to the incident. "There is also a new Hartford Police Department substation on New Britain Avenue next to our new Crescent Street dorms. I don't believe anything is going to change as a direct result of this one incident."

Jacklin said the female student was not injured and "does not want this matter pursued."

Anyone with information is urged to call campus security or Hartford police at 860-757-4463.

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