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UCLA Student Arrested For Two Sexual Assaults In His Fairfax District Apartment

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The Los Angeles Police Department arrested UCLA student Kai Andrew Bannon on Wednesday for three counts of sexual assault involving two women. A third case involving another woman may result in further charges, pending a review by the District Attorney's Office.Bannon, 33, was arrested at his apartment in the Fairfax district on the 300 block of North Sierra Bonita Avenue for incidents that occurred in 2012 and 2014. The first victim met Bannon through a "roommate wanted" ad and the second victim met him through a mutual friend. Bannon was found not guilty of rape in Massachusetts back in 2010, according to a press release from the LAPD.

The Daily Bruin reports that Bannon is a fifth-year undergraduate student at UCLA, and is originally from Oregon.

Bannon pleaded not guilty to three felony counts on Thursday, including rape and sodomy.

LAPD detectives believe there may be additional victims of assaults by Bannon, and are asking for the public's help. Anyone with information on the case should call (213) 473-0447 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.