UCLA campus housing sex-assault suspect pleads not guilty – Daily News

Jeffery Stott Brewer Jr., 41, pleaded not guilty Tuesday, July 10, 2024, to charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a female exchange student on July 5 at the Saxon Residential Suites on the UCLA campus in Westwood. (Google Street View)

A 41-year-old man has been charged with breaking into a UCLA student housing unit occupied by two female exchange students and sexually assaulting one of them.

Jeffery Stott Brewer Jr. pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to one count each of sexual penetration by force and first-degree residential burglary with a person present, along with an allegation that he committed the sexual assault during a burglary, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Authorities believe Brewer entered the room at about 2:40 a.m. Friday at the Saxon Residential Suites on the 300 block of De Neve Drive, an apartment-style student housing complex on the northwest side of UCLA known as the Hill. He allegedly sexually assaulted the victim while she was in bed, according to a UCLA police statement.

He allegedly loitered outside the same student housing building just over an hour earlier before entering one of the residences, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He allegedly knocked on one of the apartment doors, entered when a student opened the door, then left when two students asked him to leave, the district attorney’s office said.

Brewer was arrested at 9:44 p.m. Friday by UCLA police and remains behind bars in lieu of $1.15 million bail, jail records show.

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