UCLA student to appear in court on three violent felony charges

A male student at the University of California-Los Angeles will appear in court in June after being charged in a vicious attack against a female student at a fraternity party in March.

The Daily Bruin reports that Paul Meyer, a 20-year-old member of the Theta Chi fraternity at UCLA, allegedly attempted to choke a female student who was also attending a party at the fraternity’s house. He plead not guilty in April to charges of violent false imprisonment, assault by means likely to cause a great bodily injury and assault with intent to commit rape, sodomy or oral copulation.

Both Meyer and the victim were treated at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for unidentified injuries following the incident. Police tell the Daily Bruin that Meyer and the female knew each other before the alleged attack. According to an article, Meyer was arrested immediately after the incident on suspicion of attempted murder and released on $200,000 bail.

Meyer was scheduled to appear in front of a judge to schedule his preliminary hearing on Friday, but that meeting was moved to June, according to the Daily Bruin. For the three felonies, the paper reports that Meyer could face a combined ten years in prison.

According to UCLA’s noncampus Clery Act Statistics, 15 sexual assaults and four aggravated assaults were reported off campus in 2011.

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