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Monday, February 26, 2024

MPD arrests suspect in Saturday sexual assault

The Madison Police Department arrested Zachary Vannatta, 22, for alleged second-degree sexual assault after an incident at a house party Saturday afternoon.

The incident occurred on the 1500 block of Jefferson Street, near 7-Eleven on Regent Street, according to an MPD incident report. The victim, who is an unidentified 19-year-old female, had been drinking and was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Other party attendees intervened and called the police. Vannatta was later located at his home and arrested. Charges have not yet been filed against Vannatta.

Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain, who wrote the incident report, could not confirm whether or not the suspect was a UW-Madison student. He did confirm that the victim was a college student, but does not attend UW-Madison.

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