MUPD arrests second suspect in connection with sexual assaults

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COLUMBIA - University of Missouri police arrested a second suspect Tuesday in connection to the sexual assaults on MU's campus over the weekend.

MUPD said officers arrested 17-year-old Gire Ngezahayo on charges of third-degree assault.

On Monday, MUPD arrested Luke Kezekiya Kuol for his alleged involvement in the assaults.

Officers said Ngezahayo, Kuol and four other males approached two females near Memorial Union around 12:30 Saturday morning, grabbed them and tried to kiss them.

Police said they received reports of a similar incident on Rollins Street between the Student Recreation Center and the Student Center around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Captain Brian Weimer said the department is working to identify the four other suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sam Easley at 573-884-3721 or Crime Stoppers at 573-875-8477.