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Silver Spring man charged with assaulting U. Md. student

A 28-year-old Silver Spring man was charged Wednesday with burglarizing a University of Maryland dorm this week and sexually assaulting a female student, campus police said.

Investigators arrested Oluwafemi T. Charles in a break-in of a residence on the 7th floor of Cumberland Hall on the College Park campus early Sunday, officials said in a statement.

Authorities said Charles entered the room of an 18-year-old female student in an attempt to steal property, which was not identified. Once inside, police said Charles touched the student without her consent.

Authorities charged Charles with a fourth-degree sex offense, second-degree assault, three counts of burglary and two counts of theft, the statement said.

Clarence Williams is the night police reporter for The Washington Post and has spent the better part of 13 years standing next to crime scene tape, riding in police cars or waking officials in the middle of night to gather information about breaking news in and around Washington.


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