Published: April 10, 2015

CONTACT: Deputy Chief Ken Koch, 303-598-6341, Kenneth.Koch@Colorado.edu

Officers from the CU-Boulder Police Department have made an arrest in a sexual assault that occurred on campus in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 4.  The suspect, Andrew Bryant Souser, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and attempting to influence a public official.  At this time, CUPD is not releasing Souser’s booking photograph as the investigation is ongoing. 

Around 2 a.m. on April 4, CUPD officers responded to a report of a sexual assault that had occurred near the Engineering Center. The victim, a female CU student, said she was followed onto campus from University Hill. When the victim reached the Engineering Center, the suspect approached and sexually assaulted her.  During the assault, she screamed after the suspect told her he was going to rape her.

A male Good Samaritan heard the scream and interrupted the attack.  The suspect fled the scene.  A short while later, CUPD was contacted and the victim provided the description of the suspect as a white male in his mid-20s who appeared to be a transient.

Upon learning of the suspect’s description, CUPD began a search.  During their search, a second female approached them shortly before 3 a.m.  She told officers that a male had approached her near the University Memorial Center (UMC) and made sexually suggestive comments and attempted to touch her. She provided a similar description of the suspect in the earlier assault.

Officers contacted Souser in the area of the UMC.  When contacted, Souser gave officers a false name.  Souser was arrested for the initial assault and booked at the Boulder County Jail.  Based upon the victims’ interviews, CUPD believes Souser was acting alone. 

The CU-Boulder Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating the Good Samaritan and other victims or witnesses who Souser approached. Please call Det. Sgt. Steve Cowles at 303-492-2112 with any tips.