Temple University student Andrew Porter, 21, was arrested Jan. 30 and charged with two counts of rape and related offenses, according to Sgt. Francis Erickson of the Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit.
Two female students, who knew Porter only by his first name, reported Sunday Jan. 27 at noon to Campus Safety Services at 1810 Liacouras Walk with a complaint that they had been sexually assaulted by him in an apartment in Sydenham Commons, according to Temple Police Capt. Robert Lowell.
“We conducted a coordinated investigation with the Special Victims Unit,” Lowell said. “We were able to obtain the identity of the accused, and as a result of that a warrant was obtained and he was arrested and charged.”
According to Lowell, the other charges against Porter, a resident of the 2000 block of N. Carlisle Street, include sexual assault, indecent assault, indecent exposure, felonious restraint and one count of deviant sexual intercourse.
Porter attended a preliminary arraignment and is currently awaiting a preliminary hearing, Lowell said. At the present time, he is suspended from the university.
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