A sorority is warning members in North Texas to hide their ties to the national organization after a recent string of assualts.
The Delta Sigma Theta sorority is warning members to take precautionary measures including removing sorority paraphernalia from vehicles, key chains, homes and offices. Additionally, the sorority says members should refrain from wearing clothing that identifies them as members of the sorority as well as removing personal information from social media websites like Facebook and Twitter.
“Since receiving news of these incidents, our primary concern has been the safety of our members,” said Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, National President of the public service organization. “While it is not yet confirmed that these victims were targeted because of their affiliation with the sorority, we are erring on the side of caution and are advising our members in the Dallas area to take the necessary precautionary measures. We encourage members to be alert, remain aware of their surroundings and to call the police if they see anything suspicious or feel threatened.”
Four North Texas women, all alumnae of the sorority, have been sexually assaulted since April. All were between the ages of 50 and 60 years old and were alone in their homes at the time of the attack. All of the women gave a similar description of their attacker.
A video of a person police say matches that description was released last week by the Plano Police Department.