Elon University police arrested incoming sophomore Lucas Peralta June 21 in connection to an April 6 sexual assault. Police charged him with a second degree forcible sex offense and placed him under a $75,000 bond, according to an Alamance County court record.
According to the police report, an officer responded to a call about a sexual assault in Global Building A residence hall on April 6 at approximately 10:29 p.m., after a female student reported Peralta had sexually assaulted her.
Peralta, 19 at the time of the assault, used alcohol or drugs at the time of the offense, the police report says.
According to the state of North Carolina, a second degree sexual offense is a "sexual act (not vaginal intercourse) by force and without consent." It is considered a Class C felony and includes sexual acts with a victim who the perpetuator knows is mentally disabled, incapacitated, or physically helpless.
A court date for Peralta is set for July 13.