Man arrested for sexually assaulting 3 women in area of Catholic University in 1-hour span

- A Maryland man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting three women – all within an hour of each other – at the campus of Catholic University in Washington D.C.

Two of the victims, who are students at the school, said they were walking to Gibbons Hall and Father O’Connell Hall when a Hispanic male came up from behind and grabbed them.

The first sexual assault took place at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday. The victim told police the man smiled after assaulting her and then ran off.

The second incident happened 18 minutes later at 11:08 a.m. The victim said the suspect assaulted her and then immediately fled.

The third victim told police she was walking to work along Michigan Avenue when the man slowed down, bent over and put his hand up her skirt.

A court document filed in the case said a Good Samaritan driving by saw the sexual assault and jumped out to help. He followed the suspect to a nearby restaurant where police apprehended him.

All three victims positively identified the suspect, and 26 year-old Luis Alonso Vasquez, of Mount Rainier, Maryland, was arrested.

Police said the man was wearing a hospital bracelet and could not be interviewed because of his behavior.

Vasquez went before a judge at D.C. Superior Court on Thursday where it was also revealed that he had an outstanding warrant for a previous offense.

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