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Female UCLA student sexually assaulted on stairway known as the Rape Trail

UCLA's Rape Trail also known as the Saxon Steps which connects the Saxon Residential Suites to Gayley Avenue

UCLA's Rape Trail also known as the Saxon Steps which connects the Saxon Residential Suites to Gayley Avenue

LOS ANGELES

Police continue a search for a man accused of sexual assault of a female UCLA student, the university which is ranked second of all universities nationwide and first in community service according to Washington Monthly’s rankings.

The sexual assault occurred at about 2:20 a.m. Friday at the top of the steps that connects the Saxon Suites dormitories with Gayley Avenue also known as the Rape Trail. The man accused of the assault called out to the female UCLA student while she was climbing the steps. After a short conversation, the man sexually assaulted her. Their brief conversation could have sounded something similar to the following: “Hey. What’s your name? What’s your major? Do you live around here? Yes? Well take some of this,” and the sexual assault occurred. The assault victim eventually got away from the man and immediately called the police, who arrived shortly thereafter and after the man had already fled the scene, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

It appears that UCLA police are looking for the suspect who is described as a 6 foot tall white male weighing 150 pounds and about 21 years old with short brown hair and blue eyes, according to a crime alert issued by the UCLA’s campus police department.

NBC4 was told by several students that the sexual assault occurred along a narrow stairway where other similar crimes have occurred in the past. Those students said that female students usually try to avoid walking the stairway alone at night.

Real the original article at Allvoices.

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Dodger Stadium Storage Shed Catches Fire Again

 

The Dodger Stadium storage shed that caught fire Saturday night during a baseball game, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, caught fire again early Monday morning. This last fire was reported at 5 a.m. and was put out within fifteen minutes. Los Angeles fire spokesman Erik Scott said the fire appeared to be rekindled from the Saturday night fire.

“This appears to be a small smoldering fire from the previous fire,” he said. “There is no indication this was a separate fire.”

On Saturday night, it took firefighters about 20 minutes and 41 firefighters to put out a fire involving paper products in the same storage room at the stadium. The Saturday night fire occurred while the Dodgers were playing the Florida Marlins.

Tonight, the Dodgers play the Colorado Rockies.

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A Craigslist.org Hookup Leaves Math Teacher Arrested

Ashraf Boulos Hindi, a math teacher in the William S. Hart School District in Santa Clarita has been arrested in a Ventura County Sheriff’s sting operation at a Motel 6 in Camarillo, where the suspect allegedly provided drugs to an undercover deputy, authorities said.

Apparently, 29-year old Hindi hooked up with a sheriff’s investigator posing as a female seeking companionship through Craigslist.org where he began interacting with her on May 28. To further lure the "adult female," and sheriff’s investigator, Hindi offered to bring cocaine, marijuana and alcohol to the motel, according to Ventura County Sgt. John J. Gleason, where they were to meet.

When Hindi arrived at the Motel 6 about 3 p.m., investigators took him into custody without incident and found him to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana, authorities said.

Hindi was arrested on suspicion of transporting and offering a controlled substance and possession of controlled substance, and booked into Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Hindi’s employment as a high school teacher was confirmed and the school officials notified, Gleason said. Further investigation turned up cocaine at his Canyon Country home.

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