Sus­pect ar­rested in cam­pus as­sault

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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.

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