Thursday, December 1, 2011

9 female PLU students report 7 separate attacks near campus

By Courtney Donlin, News Editor

Each victim was a young, female Pacific Lutheran student attacked in close proximity to the university’s campus. The Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office released the charging documents from the suspect’s arraignment Monday.

Victim K.E. reported that on Oct. 30, a male grabbed both of her breasts at around 10:30 p.m. She screamed and the suspect tried to cover her mouth. The victim was walking alone on 115th Street South. Victim K.E. was the first victim to report an attack related to the suspected serial groper. The location of this attack is not shown on the map to the right.

Victim A.M. reported that on Nov. 2, a black male grabbed her bottom and asked for her phone number at 9 a.m. The victim was alone in the 121000 block of C Street South.

Victim K.F. reported that on Nov. 8, a male said, “Looking good,” and slapped her bottom. The charging documents did not contain an approximate time of the incident. The victim was walking south toward the library near 121st Street.

Victim K.P. reported that on Nov. 8, a black male grabbed her around her midsection, reached up her skirt and under her underwear at around 4:45 p.m. The male whispered, “How you doing baby?” The victim was walking alone on Yakima Avenue South. This location is not shown on the map to the right.

Victims K.W. and C.S. reported that on Nov. 9, a black male grabbed both of their bottoms around 7:30 p.m. The victims were walking together toward campus on Garfield Street.

Victims C.A. and A.L. reported that a black male grabbed the area of their bottoms at 2 a.m. The victims were walking together on Park Avenue South.

Victim M.E. reported that on Nov. 20 at around 12:30 a.m., a male ran up to her. The man said, “How you doing?” before reaching up her skirt and under her underwear. The victim was walking alone on C Street South.

Information about the attacks was taken from the charging documents.

Upon his Nov. 23 arrest, suspect Zane Lensie Nixon said he did not remember any specific encounter, but admitted to touching the women inappropriately, according to the charging documents. Spanaway resident Nixon was employed with Remann Hall for 10 years prior to his arrest.