Fairbanks man assaults student at black light dance

Fernanda Chamorro/Sun Star Reporter
Feb. 7, 2012

A man unaffiliated with UAF sexually assaulted a 20-year-old female UAF student at Wood Center Black Light Dance Jan. 27. Police arrested Marcos Efrain Camacho, 20, on charges of second-degree sexual assault, which is a felony, and underage drinking. Camacho attended his hearing Feb. 2.

UAF Police Officer Antonio Adlesperger was already at Wood Center that Friday night, working on a report of Marcos Efrain Camacho and a Fairbanks woman, 20, for underage drinking. Witnesses saw Camacho, 20, sexually assaulting their friend, they said.

The victim yelled “no” and tried to pull away from Camacho in the ballroom dance area, according to the witnesses. Camacho later confessed to putting his hand down the victim’s pants, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Officer Clay Faris showed up at the scene, investigated, arrested and transported Camacho to the Fairbanks Correctional Center for sexual contact without consent.

Police transported Camacho to Fairbanks Correctional Center for sexual contact without consent.

“It’s not common for an event like that to occur in a public area,” UAFPD Lieutenant Kyle Carrington said. “Overall, I think there’s fairly good measures in place to at least identify those who were in and around the dance.

As far as you stopping and preventing any one person from doing whatever they’re going to do, that’s gonna be extremely difficult.”


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