Suspect arrested in campus assault
A man suspected in the break-in of a University of Maryland dorm in which a female student was sexually assaulted was spotted and arrested on campus three days later, school police said Thursday.
The suspect was identified as Oluwafemi T. Charles, 28, of Silver Spring, who was spotted at a campus dining hall and arrested Wednesday, police said. Mr. Charles is not a student at the university.
Mr. Charles faces charges of first-, third- and fourth-degree burglary, theft, second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense.
Police said Mr. Charles entered the unlocked Cumberland Hall dorm room of the 18-year-old student early Sunday in an attempt to steal property. He touched the woman without her consent, woke her, and packed her laptop computer into its carrying case as if preparing to take it, said Capt. Marc Limansky, a University of Maryland police spokesman.
The woman’s roommate entered their seventh-floor room, and the man fled.
“She walked back at the right moment,” Capt. Limansky said.