Police on Friday arrested a student at Cal State Northridge, accusing him of multiple sexual assaults.
Davis Moreno-Jaime, 19, was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of rape, police officials said.
Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department and the school’s police offered few details about the case at an afternoon news conference, saying the investigation was ongoing. They declined to say how many people Moreno-Jaime is suspected of assaulting or specifics on the nature of the attacks.
Police said they believe the attacks spanned more than a year, beginning in April 2017 or earlier and continuing until last month. Police know of assaults that occurred in the San Fernando Valley, at Cal State Northridge and at an undisclosed location outside Los Angeles County, officials said.
Authorities announced the arrest, they said, in hopes that others who might have been assaulted would contact police.
Cal State Northridge Police Chief Anne Glavin urged others to come forward even if they did not want to be involved in the criminal case against Moreno-Jaime.
“It does not matter where the crime occurred. Please just walk into one or the other of the police departments and report what happened,” she said, according to a KABC-TV Channel 7 report. “We want to hear your story on what happened. We are committed to helping you in any way that we can.”
Until this week, when he was suspended in connection to the investigation, Moreno-Jaime had been enrolled as a student at Cal State Northridge, said Carmen Chandler, a spokeswoman for the unversity.