Suspect ID’d in abduction at HACC

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Clarence Shaffer


Police are searching for a man they say abducted a HACC student on Monday morning and attempted to sexually assault her. Clarence Shaffer, 52, of no fixed address may be armed and should be considered dangerous.

The 18-year-old victim told police she had just parked her car in HACC’s parking lot off Industrial Road when Shaffer opened her car door and forced her into the passenger seat at gunpoint.

Shaffer drove the victim to a parking lot in Enola, forced the victim into a wooded area near the Conodoguinet Creek and attempted to sexually assault her, police said.

The victim was able to escape and get help as Shaffer was putting his gun down, police said.

Authorities say Shaffer has family in this area but is estranged from them.

Anyone with information regarding Shaffer’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 717-255-3175 or 717-255-3156.





  • Chris

    HACC did a poor job of alerting students as to the gravity of the issue. The campus alert text message majorly downplayed the abduction, almost leading one to believe it was a domestic dispute. I understand not wanting to cause pandemonium, but students were in danger. The perp even returned to the scene of the crime!!!
    HACC campus security does little more than issue students
    Parking tickets and uphold cross walk law. Response time to emergency call
    Boxes on campus is also poor.
    I wish the best to this poor young lady for what she had to endure. Thank God she escaped unscathed.

  • Dawn M

    My concern is that there are NO outside security cameras on HACC's campus which leaves campus students vulnerable to this and many other crimes.

  • jenn

    i go to hacc and i couldnt agree more. the hacc text alert said there was an abduction and then the person was released….a little different than abducted, attempted rape, and escaped

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