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Sexual Assault Suspect Taken Into Custody

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Officials at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte tell My Fox Carolinas 21 year old Damien Pruitt has been taken into custody and is facing a sexual battery charge in connection with a sexual assault Friday morning at a dorm on campus. The UNCC police chief says Pruitt is not a student.

UNCC Police Chief Jeffrey Baker says Pruitt was visiting a student at Pine Hall, a residence hall divided into suites with four bedrooms each. Baker says Pruitt left the room of the student he was visiting in the middle of the night and went into another student’s room and sexually assaulted her. The police chief says Pruitt did not know the victim.

Students are issued key cards to get into the residence hall entrances and into individual suites within the dorms. UNCC officials also tell us there are visitor restrictions and that guests can’t stay in a dorm for more than three consecutive days.

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