Published Aug. 29, 2013
By Tri-City Herald
A Columbia Basin College student has been arrested after being
accused of sexually assaulting a staff member at the school, officials
Mohammed Al-Shumoof, 22, was arrested Thursday at his
Kennewick home on suspicion of indecent liberties, Pasco Police Capt.
Jim Raymond said.
The incident happened between 2:30 and 3 p.m.
Wednesday in the woman’s office on the Pasco campus, said Bill Saraceno,
senior vice president of administration.
“Fortunately, she wasn’t hurt,” he said. “She was just shook up a little.”
Few students and faculty were on campus at the time because fall classes do not begin until Sept. 23.
President Rich Cummins said Al-Shumoof tried to make bodily contact
with the woman. “He was being sexually forward,” Cummins said.
“I think the Pasco Police Department did a great job detecting this guy,” he said.
was arrested without incident, Raymond said. “They just said they took
him into custody and dragged him off to jail,” he said.
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