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Man arrested, accused of sexual assault on bench near VCU’s MCV Campus

Posted at 1:04 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 17:08:09-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A Richmond man has been arrested after police say he sexually assaulted a person who had fallen asleep on a bench on VCU's MCV Campus early Thursday morning.

The victim says it happened the incident occurred at approximately 1:48 a.m. in the 400 block of N. 12th Street -- one block west of VCU Medical Center.

Officers say the victim fell asleep on a bench and reported waking up to being sexually assaulted by an unknown man, who then left the scene on foot.

That man has been arrested and identified as 42-year-old Jermon J. Givens, 42. He has been charged with felony aggravated sexual battery.

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