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Madison man arrested in campus sexual assault

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Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 10:12 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2021 at 3:19 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A former University of Wisconsin-Madison student who is still living on campus was arrested Tuesday following an early morning sexual assault, campus police reported.

The suspect, Robin Perkins, has since been released from jail and the UW Police Department indicated he likely returned to the Eagle Heights community.

According to police, investigators were told the victim was invited to Perkins’ apartment where the sexual assault happened soon afterwards. The victim called police around 4:30 a.m. after leaving the apartment.

Perkins, 34, was arrested that afternoon and booked into the Dane Co. jail on a third-degree sexual assault allegation as well as three bail jumping counts.

Court records indicate that a Robin Perkins who is the same age and lives in an apartment on Eagle Heights was arrested in August on allegations of second-degree sexual assault of an unconscious victim. The records also show the charges are cross-referenced with a lewd and lascivious behavior one filed in November.

Also in November, the Village of Lake Delton cited a Robin Perkins with fourth-degree sexual assault.

UWPD added that victim is not currently affiliated with the university.

In a statement to NBC15 News, UW Media Relations Director Meredith McGlone confirmed Perkins had no affiliation with the university.

To get into Eagle Heights, person either must be a UW student or employee, or be the partner or dependent of one, McGlone explained. She added the school can begin eviction proceedings if a person no longer meets that requirement, but that federal student privacy laws prevented the university to address his status.

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