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Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Suspended UW-Madison junior Alec Cook is being charged with the alleged sexual assault of ten women.

Suspended UW-Madison junior Alec Cook is being charged with the alleged sexual assault of ten women.

Cook’s lawyers request for his release from jail

The lawyers of Alec Cook, who is being charged with the alleged sexual assault of five women, are requesting he be released on signature bond rather than the the $200,000 bail on which he is currently in jail.

He should be released because prosecutors haven't shown that bail is required to assure that Cook will appear in court, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Cook’s attorneys, Chris Van Wagner and Jessa Nicholson, wrote in a bail motion that prosecutors are citing the seriousness of the charges for the bail being so high.

Cook’s preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 27, but prosecutors requested the date be moved back due to case detectives not being able to make the hearing. Cook’s lawyers agreed to the delay, Assistant District Attorney Colette Sampson said when she made the request.

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