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Man suspected of getting into bed with sleeping UA student arrested

Citizen Staff Writer



Police arrested an 18-year-old man early Monday who is accused of assaulting a female student who was asleep in a University of Arizona dorm room.

Alexander Salvatore Anderson, 18, was arrested on suspicion of residential criminal trespass and aggravated assault. He is not a UA student, officials said.

The student told police she was awakened by a kick in the head at 1:37 a.m. in her room at Coronado Hall, 822 E. Fifth St. A man had climbed into bed with her, she told police.

She left the room and called 911, said UA police spokesman Sgt. Eugene Mejia.

The student met the officers as they arrived at the dorm. They took the elevator to her floor and saw Anderson as they got off the elevator, Mejia said.

He seemed to be drunk, which may have contributed to his actions, Mejia said.

Mejia reminded students living in dorms to lock their doors and windows.

“It’s typical behavior of college students to be trusting and not lock their doors,” he said.

Police are uncertain how Anderson got into the dorm, but Mejia said college-aged people can slip in with groups. He may have been let in by residents.

Anderson was released on Monday from Pima County Jail, the jail said.

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