Woman sexually assaulted behind U of I fraternity house

Woman sexually assaulted behind U of I fraternity house

Woman sexually assaulted behind U of I fraternity house

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 9 at 11:55 AM

SPOKANE-- Moscow Police arrested a man Sunday for the alleged rape of a University of Idaho student on the Moscow campus.
The suspect is 21-year-old Jesse Vierstra of Twin Falls. Viestra is a former U of I student.

He and the alleged victim attended a party on the 700 block of Nez Perce Drive on Saturday night according to officials. The two agreed to leave the party together for a walk according to Moscow Police.

"The victim knew the suspect from working with him in Twin Falls at a restaurant, so they were acquainted, but on a friendship level only," said Moscow Chief of Police David Duke.

Police said that when the two went outside they started kissing and once they were alone, Vierstra forced the victim to the ground and sexually assaulted her behind the Sigma Chi Fraternity house. The victim told her family about the incident, and they reported it to the police around 2 a.m. Sunday.

After interviewing the victim and other involved parties, police contacted Vierstra and asked him to come to the station. According to police, he invoked his rights during an interview with officers and was arrested on one account of rape and booked into the Latah County Jail.

His arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday.
 

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