Alleged sexual assault in building 28A, one suspect arrested

Officers from the Walnut Sheriffs station were called to campus today regarding an alleged sexual assault in building 28A. Sheriffs arrived on the scene after the victim, an unnamed 18 year old female, alerted public safety that a male suspect had allegedly sexually assaulted her.
Three sheriffs deputies and four public safety officers went to the suspects classroom in order to further investigate. The officers removed a witness, Andrew Gacuya, from class for questioning. The officers also brought out the suspect for questioning, and subsequently placed him under arrest.

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Gacuya, 19, biology major, said he is a friend of the victim and was alerted to the situation via text. According to Gacuya, he and the victim noticed the suspect hanging around by himself during the past couple of weeks but paid him no mind. “He started appearing often during physics breaks,” said Gacuya.
The class normally gets a break around 10:45 a.m, said Gacuya, but by 11:10 a.m. the suspect still had not returned to class. Gacuya said that shortly after the suspect’s return, he began getting text messages from the victim asking for the suspect’s name, and to not let him leave because she had alerted authorities.
According to Gacuya, the victim said that suspect had grabbed her by the head and tried to force his penis into her face. The victim then kicked him in order to escape, at which point the suspect fled from the scene.
The suspect was handcuffed and taken to the police cruiser in tears, after refusing to comment on the allegations.
Hailey Melendez, 20, communications major was shocked to learn of the altercation. Melendez said she is surprised public safety did not let students know about the alleged crime. “It is kind of important because as a girl that’s something you always think about.”
Public safety officials were unable to comment on the situation or as to why students were not notified.

Albert Serna
Editor-in-Chief

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23 Comments

  1. Pimp
    February 15, 2012

    They should arrest dat ho for not putting out. Like in dat movie idiocracy.

  2. Da Coon
    February 17, 2012

    I BET IT WAS SMALL! I think the real hero of today was Andrew Gacuya!

  3. Da Coon
    February 17, 2012

    I bet his penis was small. Andrew’s the real hero………………..

  4. anonymous
    February 19, 2012

    “Pimp” you’re a dumbass.

  5. Pimp
    February 21, 2012

    You didnt hear his side of the story. In this country you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, not socialist students who beleive in mob rule…..

  6. anonymous too
    February 22, 2012

    Someone need to erase dumbass comments like pimps.

  7. katie
    February 22, 2012

    Pimp is worse than a dumbass. What if “dat ho” was your sister? You”re in college, learn to write properly.

  8. rebecca
    February 22, 2012

    It’s people like you that make girls like me afraid to walk around anywhere alone. This is a public school campus, any girl should feel as if she were safe to walk freely. If the guy didn’t do it, he wouldn’t have been crying when he was arrested.

  9. Charles Daniels
    February 22, 2012

    This article is a tad biased and, quite frankly, not very well written. Aside from minor grammatical errors, the information provided is scattered and not organized.

  10. Michelle
    February 24, 2012

    During fall I was always alone. I had a 3 hour and 5 hour gap. I would try to chill where there weren’t many people. I never really thought of this happening to me. Now I’m going to be a bit cautious when I sit somewhere.

  11. greenknight
    February 24, 2012

    both side should be heard before any judgment is made. ive learned from personal experience how a false claim can mess things up. Ive lost two jobs before, just because i asked a girl to lunch. it didnt stop her from f@#!ing another guy who asked her out. im short and a little fat, so it made her uncomfortable that i asked her to lunch. she wasnt uncomfortable with the other guys penis inside of her. a lot of women are just callous and shallow and dont want “ugly” guys talking to them.

  12. Pimp
    February 24, 2012

    My question why was the girl stupid enough to get close enough to a guy who has his pants off, I mean what was she doing in his car anyway? Its not like she was walking around campus, she was in a car with him. She was asking intamacy and I guess his penis was too small or didnt tip her enough.

    And Rebecca what Law school do you attend? He was crying therefore he is guilty?
    Are you totally an imbecile?

    And Katie, what if your brother was falsely accused? And I purposely mispelled my first column to further make my point of how idiotic “Mob Rule” really is when ruled by a majority of “Google Heads” who can’t think on their own. .

  13. Charles Daniels
    February 26, 2012

    Pimp, can’t you see how the way you posted could be taken the wrong way? While I agree that the events leading up to the incident are a bit strange in a case like this, calling people names and implying people are stupid or imbeciles is a quick way to have whatever you say discredited, no matter how right you think you are.

  14. Pimp
    February 27, 2012

    Onlya “Pimp” can speak with such a dimeanor and it be known as “Spittin Game”.

    And in the deeper meaning only a “Pimps” attidude and insight on promiscuous lifestyles.

    And as a pimp what do you think I tell my girls to say in a deal gone wrong?

    And I don’t think the alleged suspect jumped out of some grassy nole, the story is obviuosly a persecution not similair but exactly like the one’s that took place durung the Nazi’s persecution of the Jews.

    And as a Civil Right’s advocate, I’m sorry If i’m dis-sensitive to such a “Socialist Regime”.

    And I want all civil rights leaders to wake up, and see what’s going on!!!

  15. manny
    February 27, 2012

    “and it be known”, “durung”, “dis-sensitive”…. Is this guy for real?

  16. sarah garcia
    February 29, 2012

    why didnt i get a text? i put my number down! that is ridiculous poor girl. that is why its very dangerous for anyone to walk around alone..

  17. Pimp
    March 1, 2012

    Manny I type fast i know this, but my type-o’s are not the subject at hand. So I see you are able to ridicule one’s literacy, that’s great.

    But do you have an opinion about the actual topic? Nothing? Anything? Loser…..

  18. Rizzo
    March 3, 2012

    It’s ironic how “Pimp” Is keeping you all in check…like a true pimp does. Even when trolling.

  19. nicole
    March 3, 2012

    I think this is why it is important to take at LEAST 1 MARTIAL ARTS CLASS offered as PHYSICAL EDUCATION ON CAMPUS. SOME PEOPLE JUST DON’T THINK WHEN THEY ARE SEXUALLY AROUSED, BUT AS A FEMALE, KNOWING SELF DEFENSE, NO MATTER WHAT UR SIZE, CAN PROTECT URSELF AND OTHERS.

  20. D
    March 4, 2012

    wow. why wouldnt public safety let us know? thats ridiculous. im a female, often walking around campus alone, i mean i generally feel safe but if i should be on alert, then i wanna know. and yes, god have mercy on this idiot up here making rude and absurd comments. gtfo here THIS IS COLLEGE you illieterae ape.

  21. Charles Daniels
    March 7, 2012

    I ain’t even mad.

  22. Dont worry bout it
    March 8, 2012

    Any one of you BOYS gets too close or crosses any line especially something like this… Will b getting a 5in stiletto in their cranium and any where else I can stick it. This really Shows that this generation doesn’t know how to control themselves. Get with the PROGRAM only 20 years old what a SHAME.
    Oh and YO PIMP, seriously take some time to your self and your family and grow the Hell UP you sound like a IGNORANT CUNT (Cant Understand Nigga’s Today)
    Peace and like always BLESS,

  23. Charles Daniels
    March 9, 2012

    I can’t believe we live in a world where people can call others illiterate, yet not know how to spell ‘illiterate’ properly themselves. This school is producing a scholar a minute, huh?

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