Campus Police: UNC Assailant May Return To Campus

CHAPEL HILL-  Campus police are warning UNC students a man arrested and banned from campus in 2011 for touching women’s feet may be headed back to Chapel Hill.

Christopher Jermain Deas was convicted two years ago of four counts of assaulting women on UNC’s campus. He’s also been convicted of similar crimes in Rowan and Wake counties.

Earlier this week he was arrested by UNC-Greensboro police after he allegedly crawled under a table in the Jackson Library Computer Lab and began touching women’s feet.

Now that he’s out on bail, UNC-Chapel Hill police are asking students to be on the look out for him, as they say he may try to return to campus. Deas is said to be driving a Honda Civic with North Carolina license plate ZSP-3472.

If you see him on campus or in Chapel Hill, authorities ask you to call 911.

Christopher Jermain Deas

Christopher Jermain Deas

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UNC Police Make Arrest In SECU Assault Case

CHAPEL HILL - The UNC Department of Public Safety arrested Rafael Sierra Gaona, 55, early Tuesday morning on charges of second-degree rape related to an incident that occurred at the State Employees Credit Union House on Mason Farm Road Friday evening.

DPS sent out a message to campus through Alert Carolina on Saturday warning people of the incident. According to DPS spokesperson, Randy Young, the victim was not a UNC student nor affiliated with the University.

Janice McAdams, SECU Family House executive director, released a statement to WCHL Tuesday:

“At the SECU Family House, our mission is to care for families as they cope with serious illness.  We are grieved by the events that occurred Friday evening.  This is a deplorable act. It violates the sense of community and safety that has been the hallmark of SECU Family House the last 5 years.

We are not at liberty to disclose facts of the case that might compromise the police investigation.  However, we are truly grateful to law enforcement and the community for their help in finding this person.

SECU Family House continues to be a safe place for families, visitors, and volunteers.”

The SECU Family House provides a place to stay for families of patients who are being treated for critical illness or injury at UNC Hospitals.

http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/warrants-issued-for-secu-assault/

Suspect Charged in Recent UNC Sexual Assault

CHAPEL HILL – Police have charged 20-year-old Dontay Awtwanne Rone with two counts of sexual assault.

The first offense occurred June 20 at roughly 9:26 a.m. when a female student was touched on her buttocks after being followed from Franklin Street to the Paul Green Theater on campus.

The second offense occurred at roughly 8:15 a.m. Thursday.  The victim, a female UNC student, was walking from the intersection of Cameron Avenue and South Columbia Street when she was allegedly followed by the suspect and assaulted by being touched on her buttocks when she went inside Carroll Hall.

Police say  Rone is not a UNC student.

http://chapelboro.com/news/unc/suspect-charged-in-recent-unc-sexual-assault/

Police Apprehend Thursday UNC Assault Suspect

Photo by Dan Sears

CHAPEL HILL – Police have charged 20-year-old Dontay Awtwanne Rone with two counts of sexual assault.

The first offense occurred June 20 at roughly 9:26 a.m. when a female student was touched on her buttocks after being followed from Franklin Street to the Paul Green Theater on campus.

The second offense occurred at roughly 8:15 a.m. Thursday.  The victim, a female UNC student, was walking from the intersection of Cameron Avenue and South Columbia Street when she was allegedly followed by the suspect and assaulted by being touched on her buttocks when she went inside Carroll Hall.

Police acted quickly to apprehend and charge non-UNC student Rone with both counts of assault that occurred on campus.

http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/unc-charges-man-with-assault/