Disturbing Updates in University of Wisconsin Sexual Assault Case

Over a dozen women have come forward in connection to sexual assault suspect and fellow student, Alec Cook.

On October 12, a female student went to police in Madison, Wisconsin and filed a complaint against Cook. According to an affidavit of probable cause, obtained by The Washington Post:

 She told Cook she was not interested in casual sex “and if they weren’t on the same page she would just go home.” Cook told her they would not “do anything she ‘wouldn’t feel comfortable with.'” Within five minutes he started kissing her. When she tried to speak he kissed her more forcefully. “This is too much too fast, this needs to stop,” she told him.

“He disregarded her command,” states the affidavit and began assaulting her sexually, ultimately pinning her to the bed with his body as she “physically struggled.” He “assaulted” her for “approximately the next 2.5 hours,” she told police, “and would yank her anywhere he wanted,” said the affidavit.

At one point, as he penetrated her, “he strangled” the woman “to the point her vision began to go blurry,” and “pushed her face into a pillow,” “grabbed her” by the hair and “slapped her in the face.”

According to the affidavit, he told her “‘You must like that. I always knew you were kinky.'” When she tried to leave, he at first refused, pulling her back with what she called a “‘death grip.'”

Alec Cook, the University of Wisconsin student and former Phi Delta Theta member charged with over 30 counts in connection with alleged sexual assaults on four women.

Once news got out that Cook had been charged with the alleged assault, another student came forward a week later. And then another, and another. By October 25, according to police detective’s affidavit quoted by local station, WKOW-TV:

dozens of women have come forward “‘wanting to speak about … acts related to cook.'”

Dean of Students Lori Berquam issued her own statement on October 21: 

 “There has been a great deal of media coverage regarding a UW–Madison student who has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault. This is a serious case and the university is responding.”

“Based on the severity of the allegations and the potential impact on the campus community, the university is disclosing that this student is under emergency suspension from the institution.”

Dane County prosecutor, Collete Sampson, tells The Washington Post:

Police believe Cook has been sexually assaulting women since March 2015, growing progressively more aggressive. Adding, when [police] searched his apartment, they found a notebook documenting what she called “grooming and stalking techniques.”

According to a police detective’s affidavit obtained by WKOW, there were at least 20 notebooks found in Cook’s apartment, so far, only one has been inspected, and included a series of women’s names:

“‘Each entry shows how he met the female, and what he liked about them. Further entries went on to document what he wanted to do with the females … There were statements of ‘kill’ and statements of ‘sexual desires.'”

Cook  has been charged with 30 counts, including felony sexual assault, false imprisonment, and strangulation in connection with alleged sexual assault on four women. He is being held in the Dane County Jail without bail and will have a hearing Thursday.  He and has denied all allegations.

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