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UPDATE: Arrest made in sexual assault case

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police arrest a suspect accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman on Park Street back on August 20th.

Investigators say because the victim reported the assault quickly and was able to provide a good description of the suspect, officers were able to pull and review surveillance video from a number of downtown cameras.

"We found somebody who fit to a tee what she described, in various locations," Police spokesperson Joel DeSpain says.

"We started to back track our video, trying to look at where he had been, and places re he had frequented prior to this attack," DeSpain says.

Authorities say detectives worked undercover to locate the suspect, and on Saturday night, they were able to put a name with suspect in the surveillance tape.

DeSpain says the suspect, 27-year-old Marcus Boone was contacted and agreed to meet with police.

Authorities say the meeting ended with Boone's arrest, and a tentative charge of first degree sexual assault.

"This was a significant case, totally a stranger sexual assault," DeSpain says. The assault of the student was one of two, campus area sex assaults to take place within two weeks of UW and other schools resuming classes.

A representative of the Dane County District Attorney's Office tells 27 News Boone may appear in court Tuesday.


MADISON (WKOW) --- UW Madison Police are investigating a sex assault that happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning on North Park Street.

 According to the UWPD press release, the victim is a 21-year-old woman who says she was downtown with friends before the incident.  She was then walking home alone when she was sexually assaulted in an alleyway.  The suspect fled west towards Park Street.

The suspect is described as a white male, early 20's, 5'11” to 6'2” tall, with a muscular build, brown spiked hair, facial stubble, and last seen wearing a red shirt.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact UWPD at (608) 264-COPS. Students are reminded, as a general safety rule, to be aware of your surroundings at all times — especially at night. Stay in well-lit areas and don't walk alone.

If you've been sexually assaulted, tell someone – there are confidential resources available to help you. Please visit uwpd.wisc.edu/tellus for more information.

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