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UW student Cook asks that stalking, other charges be dropped

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Suspended UW-Madison student Alec Cook asks a judge to dismiss several criminal charges against him, including stalking and a sexual assault count.

The 20-year old Cook faces twenty-one criminal charges for what authorities say was sexual assault and other crimes against more than a dozen campus women.

A court motion Tuesday asks that two stalking charges, a misdemeanor sexual assault charge, and a disorderly conduct charge against Cook be dismissed.  The motion says Cook's frequent contacts with a former classmate, and frequent staring at a student in a campus library, do not constitute stalking.  The motion also says Cook's alleged touching of a student on a crowded, campus street involved conflicting information.

A judge Friday will decide on the proposed dismissal of the charges, and whether Cook will face trial on any of the charges he faces.

Cook is free on $100,000 bail and living with his family in Minnesota.

 

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