Posted October 07, 2018 07:05:22 The University of Texas at Austin Police Department said it has arrested a student for sexual assault on campus, according to The Austin American-Statesman.
“On October 7, 2018, a student was arrested for sexual contact with another student at the University of Illinois,” a university spokesperson told the newspaper.
“The student was not a student at UT Austin, and was not affiliated with the University,” the statement continued.
“We are deeply concerned for the safety of our students and faculty, as well as those who may be affected by this case.”
The student, identified as 22-year-old Jadynn Johnson, was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of sexual assault, a felony.
She was being held on $500,000 bond and will be released on a $5,000 cash bond, according the newspaper’s report.
“I’m not scared of her,” Johnson told the paper.
“She’s a young woman, and she’s going to go through whatever she goes through.
She has to be careful.”
The alleged incident occurred in November, the newspaper reported.
Johnson was not in class at the time of the alleged incident, but students told police she asked them to “touch her inappropriately,” the paper said.
The student was later placed on probation.
“Students can be very vulnerable and vulnerable in situations like this,” Johnson’s father, Jason Johnson, told the Statesman.
Johnson’s mother told the Austin American that she’s not worried about her daughter being charged.
“It was not her fault that it happened,” she said.
“They are not the ones who did this to her, and if she wants to come out, she’s free to do that.
She can be anything she wants.”
Johnson’s arrest came a day after another student was accused of assaulting another student.
“A student is facing felony charges after she allegedly attacked another student with a beer bottle,” according to the Statesmans report.
That student, a senior, was later expelled, the paper reported.