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Assault Suspect Not Yet Arrested

Harvard Police Say Grand Jury Must Approve Arrest Warrant

By Madhavi Sunder

Another week has passed without a word from the county district attorney's office regarding the arrest of a man Harvard police officials believe sexually molested at least two summer school students last month.

According to Deputy Police Chief Jack W. Morse, police officials are still waiting for the grand jury to approve an arrest warrant for the suspect. Administrators believe the suspect guilty of engaging two male summer school students in sex against their will after posing as an admissions officer, taking them to his apartment and serving them large quantities of alcohol.

The suspect allegedly cajoled the two young men--who are high school students--into joining him for dinner to discuss admission into Harvard.

Officials believe the suspect approached students at MIT and Boston University, as well. Administrators also revealed that the suspect has an arrest record, and may have been harassing Harvard summer school students since 1985.

While Morse said he expected the grand jury to approve the arrest warrant this week, he added that there is still a slight chance that the warrant could be denied.

"It depends entirely on what they come up with," he said.

The district attorney's office is presently interviewing the alleged victims and seeking out other students who mayhave been approached or harassed by the suspect inrecent weeks.

Chris Queen, the summer school's dean ofstudents, said last week that the University wouldtake no further steps in the case until it hearsfrom the district attorney's office.

Harvard posted notices in the summer schooldorms warning students about the suspect severalweeks ago, when reports about the alleged rapeswere made public. The flier described the suspectas "a slender Black male, in his late 20s or early30s, speaking with an accent, slightly balding,graying at the temples and presentably dressed."

Officials said the man has no affiliation withthe University

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