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Man charged in sexual assault of student near Gordon

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Coleman Chung was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting a woman who passed out at a UW-Madison dining hall on Sept. 29 and recording the incident on video.

According to a criminal complaint obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal, the 30-year-old Monona resident was charged with four counts of second-degree sexual assault of a 17-year-old UW-Madison student outside Gordon Dining Hall.

Chung has previously been accused of attacking two other women on campus in separate incidents last fall, which includes an assault during which he struck a woman with an axe and attempted to abduct her on Oct. 2, just three days after the incident at Gordon.

Chung was charged with attempted kidnapping, armed robbery and first-degree reckless injury for the incident, as well as attempted robbery and misdemeanor battery for a separate incident that occured one day after the Gordon incident.

After being in custody since his arrest on Oct. 10, Chung is scheduled to appear in court on the new charges on Thursday.

According to the complaint, police became aware of the assault after discovering deleted videos and photos on an iPod Touch, which was seized from Chung as part of their investigation of the other two assaults on the UW-Madison campus.

The complaint also allegedly said the student later identified herself as the woman being touched and groped by a hand while passed out on a bench at Gordon, after viewing the images and surveillance video obtained from the university.

Chung’s face is not shown in the videos and photos on the iPod Touch, the complaint said, but his federal probation officer later identified him as the attacker in the university surveillance video.

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