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UCPD charges man in connection with sexual assault of UCLA student


Nima Bendavood, 21, surrendered himself to UCPD for alleged sexual assault Saturday. (Courtesy of UCPD)

Nima Bendavood, 21, surrendered himself to UCPD for alleged sexual assault Saturday. (Courtesy of UCPD)


A man who allegedly sexually assaulted a UCLA student turned himself in to university police Saturday.

Nima Bendavood, 21, surrendered himself to UCPD for the alleged sexual assault of a student between midnight and 12:30 a.m. at an off-campus party on the 600 block of Gayley Avenue on Oct. 12.

UCPD initially released a crime alert containing a photo of Bendavood, hoping the public could help identify him.

Bendavood, who is not a UCLA student according to UCPD, was charged for sexual penetration and transported to the Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with information about the case can call UCPD detectives at 310-825-1491.

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  • Kate

    What is the name of the frat involved?