UC Berkeley police arrest suspect in sexual assault case

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Arrested: Sardar Sikandar Wali Zia Khan. Photo: UCPD

The University of California Police Department has arrested a suspect in a rape reported at a university residence hall in Berkeley over the weekend.

According to an alert released by UCPD on Thursday morning, the department got a report Monday of a rape Sunday night at a UC Berkeley residential hall.

The victim, a 19-year-old female student, was sexually assaulted by a male acquaintance who is also a student and a resident of campus housing, UCPD said.

An investigation led to the arrest Wednesday of 25-year-old Sardar Sikandar Wali Zia Khan on suspicion of two felony charges.


Two Cal students also reported being victims of sexual assault at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre on Saturday night. A total of three sexual assaults were reported at Diplo’s ‘Mad Decent Block Party.

UCPD is asking anyone with any information about Sunday’s crime, or recent similar incidents, to contact the University of California Police Department Criminal Investigation Bureau. Tel: 510- 642 0472, 8am–5pm during business hours, except holidays; 510-642 6760 at all other times.

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