Suspect sought in series of sexual assaults near UCLA campus

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A sexual assault suspect who struck near the UCLA campus was caught on camera by his victim, and authorities hope the photo can help catch him. (KABC)

A sexual assault suspect who struck near the UCLA campus was caught on camera by his victim, and authorities hope the photo can help catch him.

The victim snapped the suspect's picture Monday morning near UCLA's Greek Row. She told police she took it after the suspect sexually assaulted her.

It's the third incident reported to police in just three days.

"I think it's very horrible, especially it makes me think about my little sister who is just now starting college. I think it's very scary," student Parker Sevier said.

On Friday, UCLA police began investigating the two other cases. One involved a UCLA student who said she was assaulted by someone in her home. Another investigation stems from two students who met through a dating app. The victim said the other student assaulted her in her residence hall.

These cases come just weeks after a fraternity president was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. The arrest at Theta Delta Chi led to the indefinite ban of alcohol at all frats.

Some students said despite the culture, there are systems in place that make them feel safe.

"There's a lot of police around here anyways and there's other students. So if you do feel threatened or kind of afraid, there's always people around you," student Angela Choi said.

Campus police remind students to avoid walking alone and try to be with a friend when out around or near the school.

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