UC Berkeley sexual assault suspect arrested

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The suspect in a series of sexual assaults on UC Berkeley’s campus has been arrested on Tuesday. The suspect was not publicly identified. 

According to police, they believed that four on-campus assaults were connected and released images of the suspect on Tuesday morning. 

The latest assault happened shortly after midnight on Tuesday, where a young woman was grabbed from behind and knocked to the floor near the Foothill Complex residence hall. The female victim was able to fight back and get away. 

There were three other cases where female students were grabbed in inappropriate areas over their clothes: 

  • April 5 – a student was allegedly assaulted at the Eucalyptus Grove at about 1:30 p.m. 
  • April 8 – a woman walking near Memorial Stadium had her breast and buttocks grabbed. The victim was also pushed up against a wall. 
  • April 9 – a woman was assaulted near Stephens Hall at about 9:40 a.m. 

Police believe all of the assaults were committed by the same suspect.

The case was described by police as being “complex.” It is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call (510) 642-6760.


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