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February 1st, 2008
Local teenager arrested in campus sexual assaults

UPDATE: Four new sex charges filed against teenager 

From the Austin American-Statesman

A San Marcos teenager is in jail charged with attacking and groping two women on the Texas State University campus, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Gerardo Pena, 17, grabbed and fondled two Texas State University students near the Comanche Street pedestrian bridge within minutes of each other at 7 p.m. A Texas State University police officer found Pena nearby and arrested him after a foot chase, the newspaper reports.

Pena is charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of evading arrest or detention.

He told police he attacked as many as four other women on campus a day earlier, on Wednesday, the newspaper reports, quoting University spokesperson Mark Hendricks. Pena is not a student at the university, Hendricks said.

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