ARREST MADE IN COLLEGE AREA RAPE

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East County News Service

December 8, 2014 (San Diego) – A San Diego State University student is under arrest for a sexual assault reported yesterday at 5074 College Avenue adjacent to the SDSU campus.

Fransisco Paiva Sousa is charged with oral copulation by force and false imprisonment with force.

Prior to this incident, seven sexual assaults have been reported on campus this semester and 14 during the 2014 calendar year.

Sousa is being held at the San Diego County Jail.

A community safety alert was not issued in this specific case because the suspect was known at the time of the report and publicly identifying him may have jeopardized his apprehension, according to police.

A list of SDSU’s resources for sexual assault prevention and awareness can be found online at http://titleix.sdsu.edu.