UCF student arrested for touching woman in library
UCF student Alexander Morgan was arrested on account of battery for touching a woman's buttocks with his fingers in the John C. Hitt Library.
On May 28 at approximately 6 p.m., the victim, a UCF student, was studying on the fifth floor of the library, sitting at a desk by the window, according to the arrest affidavit.
About 15 minutes later, the victim noticed a male sit right behind her at another desk. She said in the affidavit that there were plenty of vacant desks on the floor, and she found it "odd" that Morgan had to choose a desk right behind her.
Through the reflection of her iPad, the victim noticed that Morgan kept looking to his right side, instead of looking at his laptop.
Around 6:30 p.m., the victim felt an object touch her. She jumped and yelled to Morgan after noticing that his two fingers, index and middle, were touching her buttocks.
After responding, "What are you talking about?", Morgan attempted to flee until two students came over to help the victim.
The affidavit reports that the victim did not give Morgan permission to touch her, and she prefers to prosecute.
When questioned by UCF Police Department officers about the incident, Morgan said he was picking up his backpack and it touched the victim's buttocks by accident. When asked why he decided to sit next to the victim while there were other empty seats on the floor, Morgan told police that he "does not like to be alone," according to the affidavit.
The suspect is described to be a white male with blonde hair, blue eyes and glasses.
Morgan is also believed to be involved in another incident on March 24 on the third floor of the library, where he sat directly behind a woman and pushed his backpack into her several times, according to the incident report.
"UCF PD continues to investigate his link to the earlier incident of a similar nature," UCF PD spokeswoman Courtney Gilmartin said in an email.
Marina Guerges is the Editor-in-Chief at the Central Florida Future. Follow her on Twitter at @marinaguerges or email her at MarinaG@CentralFloridaFuture.com.