A male Stanford University student was arrested early in the morning on Sunday, Jan. 18, for attempted rape, according to a campus police report.
The student, a freshman athlete, was arrested at approximately 1 a.m. in the 600 block of Lomita Court, near the Kappa Alpha fraternity house. He was transported to the San Jose Main Jail and booked on two charges, attempted rape and digital penetration with a foreign object, said Kurtis Stenderup, public information officer for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. He was released later that day and posted his $150,000 bail, Stenderup said.
Sean Webby, public information officer for the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, confirmed Tuesday morning that the Stanford Department of Public Safety (DPS) has sent the case to his office.
"This office is reviewing a criminal case forwarded to us by Stanford DPS involving that (person)," Webby said.
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Stanford University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin declined to comment, citing student privacy laws under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The arrest was first reported by The Fountain Hopper, a Stanford-focused email newsletter run by a group of students.