Reported Rape at CSUS!!!

CSUS student arrested on suspicion of rape on campus

By Chelsea Phua
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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 - 12:00 am | Page 3B

Campus police at California State University, Sacramento, have arrested an 18-year-old student accused of raping a fellow student on campus.

University spokeswoman Kim Nava said the female student reported to police Monday evening that she had been raped by an acquaintance that same evening in the American River Courtyard residence hall.

"She did the right thing," Nava said. "She called the police."

Police arrested Jonathan Lee, who was booked into Sacramento County Main Jail early Tuesday on suspicion of felony rape, according to online jail records.

He is being held in lieu of $150,000 bail and is scheduled for a court appearance Thursday.

"This is the first acquaintance rape reported this year," Nava said, adding that two rapes were reported last year, In each case, the victims and suspects were acquaintances.

"The campus is generally safe," Nava said.

Students have access to more than 80 blue phones found near dormitories, classrooms and lecture halls, she said. The phones connect students directly to a dispatcher.

In addition, officers regularly patrol the campus on bicycles and the university provides a night shuttle service to escort students to their cars.

Detective Scott Christian, a campus police spokesman, advised students to be aware of their surroundings.

He declined to divulge the circumstances surrounding the alleged rape, citing the ongoing investigation and privacy issues for the victim.

Nava and Christian said the university has a sexual assault victims' advocate available around the clock to provide counseling to students.

Last month, another female student was sexually assaulted on campus while she was studying near Capistrano Hall. The victim was not hurt.

Police said the assailant in the Sept. 13 incident touched the student "on an intimate part of her body."

The suspect is described as Latino man, 26 to 27 years old, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 170 to 180 pounds. He has dark hair and a goatee, and dark tattoos on his lower legs.

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