UPDATE 12/12/13: The Dane County District Attorney’s office dropped sexual assault charges Monday filed against Saeed Aghdam in July, according to state court records, although he pled guilty to disorderly conduct.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Police arrested a UW-Madison employee July 11 for alleged sexual assault at the Clinical Sciences Center that took place July 6, according to a press release.
Court records show the state is charging 32-year-old Saeed Aghdam with felonious false imprisonment as well as sexual assault and disorderly conduct, both of which are misdemeanor charges.
Wisconsin statutes define fourth-degree sexual assault as “nonconsensual sexual contact,” but does not include intercourse, and is the only “adult sex crime” the state does not consider a felony.
In the release, UWPD refers to the victim as an “acquaintance” of Aghdam’s, and state records list the victim as a foreign exchange student.
Aghdam was released July 10 after posting a $12,000 bond and surrendering his passport. He will return to court for a preliminary hearing July 29.
UW-Madison police denied to make any further comment, but said in the press release Aghdam will remain on “leave” while the university investigates the incident. It is unclear whether Aghdam’s leave is paid or not.