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Suspect charged with sexually abusing UCLA student in her home

Suspect charged with sexually abusing UCLA student in her home

A man accused of sexually assaulting a UCLA student in her own bedroom is facing charges, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday.

Jeffery Stott Brewer Jr., 41, was charged with sexual penetration with use of force and first-degree residential burglary in the presence of a person, prosecutors said. Prosecutors have also accused Brewer of committing sexual assault during first-degree burglary, a charge that carries a possible enhanced sentence.

At his arraignment on Tuesday, Brewer pleaded not guilty to all charges.

According to prosecutors, Brewer was loitering outside a UCLA dormitory at about 1:30 a.m. on July 5 and then broke into one of the houses. He is accused of knocking on the door of one of the apartments and entering when a student opened the door. Two students living there ordered him to leave, which he did, prosecutors said.

But an hour later, at around 2:40 a.m., he allegedly broke into another home in the same apartment complex and assaulted a student living there in her bedroom, prosecutors said. UCLA police said she was asleep in bed at the time of the assault and the crime occurred in the university’s Saxon Suites apartment complex.

Brewer was arrested for two days later, after police issued a public statement about the reported attack.

He is being held on $1,150,000 bail and prosecutors said if convicted he faces up to 25 years to life in prison plus six years in prison.