Police make arrest in Sunday morning sexual assault downtown

A Madison man has been arrested following a reported sexual assault Sunday morning downtown.

Alex D. Wade, age 23, Madison, was arrested and faces charges of second degree sexual assault with use of force, and resisting/obstructing, according to police.

According to an incident report, officers responded around 7 a.m. Sunday to the 600 Block of University Avenue.

A college student told police she was walking to work early Sunday morning when she was attacked and sexually assaulted by a stranger during daylight hours along University Avenue, according to a Madison Police incident report.

The victim said the suspect grabbed her near the Fluno Center, 601 University Ave., and pushed her to a grassy area where the assault took place over the course of many minutes.

The victim told police she screamed as best she could, but the suspect, at times, prevented her from yelling out. A passerby saw what was happening and called police.

Upon arriving on the scene, officers say they saw the suspect and the victim in the area.

With the help of the K-9 Unit, detectives and patrol services, the suspect was taken into custody.

Officals say that this was an isolated incident, and with the suspect arrested the public is not at risk.

The Madison Police Department is asking anyone with information on this incident to contact the Madison Area Crime Stoppers (608) 266-6014.

The investigation is ongoing.

To read more go to WKOW: https://wkow.com/2020/06/15/madison-police-make-sexual-assault-arrest-near-uw-campus-2/

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